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Professor Julia White Joins Genocide Studies Summer Institute

Julia White was an invited fellow at the fourth edition of the Keene State College Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention in Keene, New Hampshire, June 6-10, 2022. An Associate Professor in the School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Leadership, White directs the School of Education’s interdisciplinary minor in Atrocity Studies and the...
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Five Questions for Rachel Karchmer-Klein G’99

Rachel Karchmer-Klein G’99 is an associate professor in the University of Delaware School of Education. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Ithaca College (1993) and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College (1994), she earned a Ph.D. in Reading Education from the Syracuse University School of Education. A former...
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Peter DePasquale ’12 to Host Blackstone LaunchPad’s Summer Arts Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Creative business coach Peter DePasquale ’12—a recipient of a dual B.F.A. in arts education and printmaking, as well as an M.F.A. in printmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—will lead a four week intensive “bootcamp” accelerator to help students and recent alumni learn how to commercialize their creative endeavors. Space is limited...
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Professor Stephen Kuusisto in WaPo: My Guide Dog Can’t Protect Me from Guns

By Stephen Kuusisto, University Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute (The Washington Post | June 13, 2022) The No. 1 question I’m asked by inquiring strangers is: “If you’re attacked, will your dog defend you?” I’m a guide dog user, as the terminology goes. I travel everywhere in...
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Professor George Theoharis to AP: “Teachers Are Stretched More Now Than Ever”

Teachers after Texas attack: ‘None of us are built for this’ (AP | June 4, 2022) Teacher Jessica Salfia was putting up graduation balloons last month at her West Virginia high school when two of them popped, setting off panic in a crowded hallway between classes. One student dropped to the floor. Two others lunged...
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Professor George Theoharis to CNY Central: Historic Reasons for Syracuse’s School Segregation Rate

Schools across Syracuse area 13th most segregated by race in the nation (CNY Central | May 20, 2022) A new study of school segregation shows public school districts across the Syracuse metro area are the 13th most segregated by race in the country. The Century Foundation just published new data showing the Syracuse area just...
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The Study Council Sponsors CNY Book Study to Promote Equity-Focused School Leadership

An example of Syracuse University School of Education’s extensive collaboration with regional school districts—as well as its commitment to inclusive, equitable, and antiracist education—The Study Council’s 2021-2022 CNY Book Study wrapped up on May 18. This year’s book—Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership (ASCD, 2021), co-authored by Professor George Theoharis—was a timely choice, especially in...
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“We’re Supposed to Be Opening Up Worlds”: Professor Kal Alston Discusses Book Bans with WRVO

Syracuse author speaks out about book banning (WRVO | June 2, 2022) Syracuse native and author Seamus Kirst is speaking out against a decision to ban one of his books. Kirst’s book “Papa, Daddy, and Riley” was on the American Library Association’s list of banned and challenged books just months after it was published in...
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SOE’s Disability and Popular Culture Among SU’s “15 Classes You Should Take”

Looking for fun, one-of-a-kind learning opportunities at Syracuse University? The School of Education’s Disability and Popular Culture course is one of “15 Classes You Should Take” at SU—other range from space flight to blockchain to college sports finance … Disability and Popular Culture A good story entertains and inspires. It also educates. Tales about disability...
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The Bridge Between Military Service and Teaching: It’s Not as Far as You Think

Do military veterans make good teachers? This question was posed to two School of Education alumni—one a former US Army pilot and the other a former Air Force systems and IT technician turned linguist—who both now teach in Upstate New York schools. A narrow answer to the question might reference giving and receiving orders as...
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’Cuse Awards Honor School of Education Student-Athletes

’Cuse Awards celebrate the success of all Syracuse University student-athletes and Orange teams, and the School of Education was well-represented among 2022’s awardees. At the 16th annual awards, held on May 5, the Syracuse Athletics honored outstanding performances on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in the community. Chukwuemeka Kingsley Jonathan ’22 (football)...
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Professor Courtney Mauldin Discusses Teaching Black History in the Wake of Buffalo Shooting

Buffalo mass shooting reignites conversations about how racism is taught in classrooms (CNY Central | May 17, 2022) On Saturday a white supremacist targeted Black people in a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and injuring three others. The suspected shooter is 18 years old and graduated from high school...
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Professors Ashby, Ferri Weigh In on Section 504 Update

For the first time in 45 years, the US Department of Education is planning to update federal mandates for how schools and colleges must accommodate students with disabilities. The department is soliciting public comments about how current regulations can be improved under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. “The passage of Section 504 was a...
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As the School of Education’s Italy Program Returns, Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 Reflects on Its Influence

Now a doctoral student researching inclusive education, Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 was a sophomore when she took “Literacy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy,” a study abroad short course offered by the Syracuse University School of Education and Syracuse Abroad. Soldovieri matriculated at Syracuse because of her interest in inclusive education and the University’s deep...
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Professor Rick Wright Jr. G’93: At Home in the Library

Libraries have played such an important role in my life that I continue to spend most weekdays in Bird Library. Growing up an African American boy in northeastern North Carolina, libraries were segregated, and we were barred from using the public library. But I had an amazing teacher, Mrs. Spellman, who built a library for...
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The Next STEP: Science and Technology Entry Program Graduates the Class of 2022

Harvard University, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne College. These are the college destinations of the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Class of 2022: Michelle Amponsah and Z’nya Grainger, both seniors at Liverpool (NY) High School, and Tahirah Abdul Qadir, a senior at Syracuse Academy of Science High School. “I am very proud of my...
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