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A Critical Link: Field Supervisors Support Teachers-in-Training Through Experience and Reflection

Now in the third act of their distinguished careers, Patricia Floyd-Echols G’83, G’95 and Patricia Charboneau G’08 continue to demonstrate a commitment to training the next generation. Both of these Syracuse University School of Education (SOE) alumna are former teachers and school administrators. In retirement, they supervise student teachers throughout their classroom placements as field...
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“Disproportionately Affected”: USA Today Speaks to Professor Courtney Mauldin About School Dress Codes

Sexist, racist and classist: Why the feds are getting involved in school dress codes (USA Today | Jan. 23, 2023) Students, advocates, researchers and now a congressional watchdog agency are urging public schools to rethink their dress codes, which some argue are sexist, racist and classist, foster a culture of inequity and can interfere with...
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Professor Michael Gill’s New Book Explores Food Allergies in Relation to Disability and Race

Professor Michael Gill’s new book—Allergic Intimacies: Food, Disability, Desire, and Risk (Fordham Press, 2023)—is the first to explore food allergies in the United States from the perspective of disability and race. Central questions frame Gill’s analysis: Are food allergies disabilities? What structures and systems ensure the survival of some with food allergies and not others?...
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Professor Barbara Applebaum Interviewed on “Willful Ignorance and the Critical Race Theory Controversy”

This interview discusses Professor Barbara Applebaum’s paper “Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance and the ‘Critical Race Theory’ Controversy,” published in the journal Educational Theory, edited by interviewer Nicholas Burbules. Professor Applebaum examines “the inability to disagree claim” as it arises in objections made by those who want to ban “critical race theory” from being taught in schools...
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InclusiveU Student and Journalist Thomas Wilson Is a 2023 Unsung Hero

The 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee has announced the 2023 Unsung Hero Award winners. Joining InclusiveU student Thomas J. Wilson are Syracuse University staff member Nichole Henry, student Candice Ogbu, community activist Oceanna Fair, and high school students Trinity Brumfield and Camille Ogden. The Unsung Hero Award is given...
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“People to Help You Succeed”: What Alumni Are Saying About the School of Education’s Learning Community

The School of Education is a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and proud community that supports the diverse perspectives and distinct potential of all its learners. You’ll find these values reflected in these testimonials. SOE alumni often use the words “family,” “team,” and “community” when recalling their alma mater. There is no doubt that they are #ProudtoBeSOE!...
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For Children’s Author Rob Buyea ’99, G’00, Writing Is Both “Humbling and Rewarding”

“When I first began teaching, I was doing a lot of talking to my students about writing, challenging them to do certain things and even to feel certain ways, but I wasn’t doing any of it myself,” says Rob Buyea ’99, G’00, reflecting on his journey out of the classroom and toward publishing award-winning middle...
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Mathematics Education in Focus at the 2022 Research Showcase

The School of Education’s Mathematics Education program held its annual research showcase on Dec. 6, 2022, in Syracuse University’s Bird Library. Faculty and graduate students presented posters describing their current research, including the use of clinical simulations, “algebra for all,” case studies of Kenyan prospective secondary teachers, math and social justice, mathematics learner identity, learner...
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Professor Courtney Mauldin Discusses “Over-Policed” School Dress Codes with U.S. News, EdWeek

Why School Dress Codes Are Often Unfair (U.S. News & World Report | Dec. 23, 2022) School dress codes have been a topic of debate between students, parents and administrators for decades. While students have sought out avenues for free expression and individuality through their attire, many schools have instituted these policies in an effort...
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InclusiveU Director Brianna Shults Discusses SCSD Partnership with Urban CNY

Special Education Students Experience College—and Independence—through SCSD and SU Partnerships (Urban CNY | Dec. 17, 2022) Each morning last year, Emilio Smith got on the bus at his house and was dropped off on the Syracuse University campus. There, his SU mentor met him, and he began his day. Emilio, a 2022 Corcoran graduate and...
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Breedlove Readers Book Club Featured on NBC’s “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

On Dec. 16, 2022, The New York Times bestselling authors Angie Thomas and Nicola Yoon joined NBC host Kelly Clarskon to discuss their new young adult novel Whiteout and share how six highly successful Black female authors joined forces to tell stories about Black kids falling in love. Thomas and Yoon also surprised an aspiring...
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Beyond the Rhetoric: Orange Holmes Scholars Host Fall 2022 Panel

Syracuse University School of Education Orange Holmes Scholars held their fall 2022 panel on Dec. 1, 2022, via Zoom. School of Education doctoral students and Holmes Scholars Ana Borja Armas, ParKer Bryant, and Cassandra Guzman—along with Professor Courtney Mauldin—hosted “Beyond the Rhetoric: Revolutionize the Future of Education and Educator Preparation,” which focused on the larger...
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“Exceptionally Prepared”: Professor Tom Bull and Abby Horton ’19 Discuss Bridge to the City on ’Cuse Conversations

For the last 25 years, the School of Education has offered aspiring inclusive education teachers a unique opportunity to hone their skills as student teachers in New York City through the Bridge to the City program.  Bridge to the City is an immersive, semester-long experience where student teachers are placed in partner schools in...
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“The Hard Work of Equity”: A Conversation with Principal and Ed.D. Candidate Moshiena Faircloth

Delaware Primary School Principal Moshiena Faircloth is exactly the type of student Syracuse University’s Educational Leadership executive doctorate wants to recruit, says program coordinator Professor George Theoharis: “When this program was redesigned five years ago, the aim was to attract strong and talented Syracuse and Central New York school leaders who are committed to the...
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Five Questions for Autumn Figueroa ’04, G’06

Educational consultant Autumn Figueroa ’04, G’06 holds a joint bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Selected Studies in Education, with a minor in Spanish and a master’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). Figueroa’s career has taken her from education advisory organization Victory Partners to Uncommon Schools, a not-for-profit school management firm, to Teaching Matters,...
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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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