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HEOP/SSS: Setting Up First-Generation College Students for Success

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This ancient proverb has been used by everyone from teachers to elected officials to describe the important role a community plays in creating a safe, healthy environment where children can grow and thrive while realizing their hopes and dreams. Though they are not children and their needs...
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Advisory Committee Appointed for School of Education Dean Search

Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter today announced the appointment of a search advisory committee tasked with selecting the next permanent Dean of Syracuse University School of Education. Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, has served as Interim Dean for the past 16 months. The committee...
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Through Intelligence++, Domenic Gallo ’24 Reimagines Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tech to Empower Individuals with Speech Disabilities

“I have always been drawn to creative problems, yet I have always solved those problems in technical ways. I am very left-brained. But people need to know being left-brained can be just as creative as being right-brained. In fact, if you are forced to pick the perspective of just one side, you lose the overlap...
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Syracuse University School of Education Mourns the Passing of Gwen Yarger-Kane, 86

The Syracuse University School of Education mourns Gwendolynne Yarger-Kane, Ph.D., a beloved colleague who passed away on Oct. 4, 2022, in Mooresville, NC, at the age of 86. The wife of Eugene T. Kane, Gwen was born on March 1, 1936, and was raised in Pontiac, MI. She was a member of the School of...
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Five Questions for Darius Rose ’12

While at Syracuse University, Darius Rose ’12 worked as a student manager for the Orange Football team for five seasons. He was responsible for setting up drills and executing daily practice plans, while also assisting in game day and equipment room operations. Rose graduated Syracuse in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and...
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“I Love to Share the Cool Stuff”: Six SUNY-ESF Graduates Launch Their Science Teaching Careers Together at the School of Education

Syracuse University’s relationship with its close neighbor, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been a long and fruitful one. After all, SUNY-ESF was founded as a unit of SU in 1911, and today the two universities share resources, their professors collaborate, and students mingle across the two campuses,...
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Which Onondaga County schools saw falling math scores during Covid? An exclusive analysis ( | Nov. 11, 2022) Before Covid-19 closed schools and turned classroom time into remote learning, nearly half of students tested in math skills in Onondaga Central School District were proficient. Last spring, math scores in grades 3 through 8 fell: Just...
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Professor George Theoharis’ “Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership” Wins Equity Award

Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership (ASCD, 2022)—co-authored by Professor George Theoharis, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden, and Sharon I. Radd—has been awarded “Best Book for Educators” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education (ACE-ED). The Excellence in Equity 2022 awards recognizes companies, leaders, authors, and educators whose efforts are helping schools achieve...
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In Her Research and Practice, Alexa Kulinski ’09 Explores the Transformative Power of Visual Journaling

Meet Alexa Kulinski ’09: artist + researcher + teacher, as she describes herself on social media. A graduate of the Syracuse University Bachelor’s of Fine Art program with a 2017 master’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Kulinski has returned to SU to pursue a Teaching and Curriculum doctorate in the School...
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“Work to Be Done”: Professor Nicole Fonger Addresses Tech Education Racism with LifeWire

Tech Education Is Racist—Here’s How to Fix It, Experts Say (LifeWire | Nov. 4, 2022) It’s often tough getting ahead in the tech industry for members of underrepresented groups in the US. A new paper finds structural racism in academic STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs. The problems with education often mean obstacles to...
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Instructional Design Student Anh Murphy Wins CNY BEST Award for Whitman School ITS Onboarding Project

The work of H. Anh Murphy, a student in the Syracuse University School of Education’s Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation (IDDE) master’s degree program, was recognized at the 15th annual CNY BEST Talent Development Awards Ceremony—organized by the Central New York chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)—held on Nov. 3, 2022, at the...
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“Unmatched Opportunities”: What Alumni Are Saying About School of Education Teacher Prep Programs

Syracuse University School of Education prides itself on opening new possibilities for its students, preparing them to be highly effective, transformational teachers in equitable and inclusive learning communities. In particular, extensive applied learning opportunities differentiate the School of Education. Undergraduate and graduate student teachers alike engage in multiple closely supervised field placements in a variety...
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Syracuse University Hosts Inaugural New York American Choral Directors Association Collegiate Conference

Syracuse University hosted the inaugural New York American Choral Directors Association (NYACDA) Collegiate Conference on Oct. 21 to 22, 2022, with 75 attendees welcomed to the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).  Co-organized by John F. Warren, Professor of Conducting—with assistance from Wendy K. Moy, Assistant Professor of...
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Professor George Theoharis to CNYCentral: Take Lower Test Scores Seriously, and Support Teachers

Post-pandemic learning, a new report shows dropping student math, reading scores in CNY (CNYCentral | Oct. 28, 2022) Students may be back in the classroom, but they are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report shows a drop in student performance across the country, including in Central New York. The report,...
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Rev. Terrance Antwon King: Breaking Down Barriers with Inclusive Education

At her confirmation hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke about perseverance—a theme that resonates with the Rev. Terrance Antwon King, a graduate student passionate about working with students with disabilities. King recently completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in special education and is finishing his work on a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership through...
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Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 Contributes to “Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom” Documentary

Disability advocate and Syracuse University School of Education doctoral student Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19, has contributed to a new, award-winning documentary that follows a couple’s journey as they look to secure inclusive education for their disabled son. Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom (Cinema Libre Studio) is directed by Olivier Bernier. He turns...
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