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Good Reads: SOE’s Summer Literacy Clinic Takes an Inquiry-Based Approach

It’s officially called the Summer Literacy Clinic, but there’s much more to it than one-on-one reading and tutoring. True, when you enter the library of Roberts PreK-8 School in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), you see third- and fourth-grade students sitting at the low tables with graduate students. But in addition to picture books,...
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School of Education Awarded $3.7M Department of Education Grant to Recruit Special Education Leaders

Syracuse University School of Education has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to prepare—along with two partner institutions—a new generation of leaders in special education, early intervention, and related services. Specifically, Project IMMERSE (Inclusive, Multicultural, Multilingual, Effective, and Responsive Special Education) aims...
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Counseling Ph.D. Student Rahsaan DeLain Selected as a Leader of Color Fellow

Rockwood Leadership Institute (RLI) of Oakland, CA, has selected Syracuse University School of Education counseling program doctoral student Rahsaan DeLain as a 2023 John R. Oishei Foundation Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Leaders of Color Fellow. RLI provides personal leadership development for nonprofits and social change-makers and has trained more than 7,000 leaders since 2000. RLI’s...
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School of Education Faculty Publish “Lesson Study with Mathematics and Science Preservice Teachers”

Lesson Study with Mathematics and Science Preservice Teachers: Finding the Form (Routledge, 2023) is a new overview of the fundamentals of lesson study edited by Syracuse University School of Education Dean Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Professor Sharon Dotger, and Jen Heckathorn G’22, Director for Experiential Learning and Partnerships and an instructor in teacher education, along with Gabriel...
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Higher Education M.S. Student Janice Lopez G’25 Helps Organize SU’s 2023 Latine Heritage Month

What does it mean to be a descendant of Latine, Latinx, Latino, Latina and Hispanic heritage and trace your cultural roots to a Spanish-speaking community in Latin America, Central America, South America or the Caribbean? It’s nearly impossible to come up with a singular defining trait, characteristic or value that represents the Latine culture, but...
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Roundtable: Three Counseling Alumni Define “Human Thriving” in the Context of Global Diversity

“Human thriving” is among the areas of “distinctive excellence” enumerated in the University’s 2023 Academic Strategic Plan. This concept is inspired by the words of Chancellor Erastus Haven. In 1871, he charged Syracuse students “to thrive here, to learn here, to teach here, to make lifelong friends here, and to seek knowledge without end.” This...
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CNY Humanities Corridor: Advancing Relevant and Impactful Research That “Doesn’t Fit in a Box”

Courtney Mauldin infuses her scholarly research with a clear purpose: to give Black girls innovative opportunities to dream big and envision futures filled with possibilities. Her involvement with the Central New York Humanities Corridor is critical to success: “We see the humanities as something that allows for dreaming, and we are creating space for girls to dream...
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Doctoral Candidate Evan Starling-Davis Hopes You Find Yourself in the FRACTURE

In Syracuse University School of Education doctoral candidate Evan Starling-Davis’ innovative new exhibition, viewers can interact1 with an Urban Video Project2 projection on the façade of Syracuse’s Everson Museum, using their personal smart devices to explore3 the virtual world of FRACTURE. FRACTURE by Evan Starling-Davis4 Urban Video Project (Syracuse University Light Work) Through Sept. 23,...
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Q&A with Dean Kelly Chandler-Olcott: Building on a Legacy in Education

School of Education Dean Kelly Chandler-Olcott has a family history in the field of education that goes back generations. She continues to build on that storied legacy with her appointment to the deanship earlier this year. For Chandler-Olcott, it was the right time to pursue the top leadership role in her school: The School of Education has undergone...
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Where Belonging Begins: Higher Education Students Lead SU’s Native Student Program

After nearly 33 years at Syracuse University, in October 2022 Regina A. Jones ’07, retired as Director of Syracuse University’s Native Student Program. She launched the program in 2006 along with Stephanie Waterman ’83, G’04, while simultaneously studying for her bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. The program remains in good hands. Bailey Tlachac...
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Introducing Counseling and Human Services Assistant Professor Rafael Outland

Rafael Outland has joined Syracuse University School of Education’s Counseling and Human Services program as a visiting assistant teaching professor. Before this appointment, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education at SUNY Brockport. He earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree...
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Introducing Music Education Assistant Teaching Professor Christina Sisson

Christina J. Sisson has joined Syracuse University School of Education as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Education. A native of Tampa, FL, she received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University and her Master of Music from Northern Arizona University, where she studied ethnomusicology before returning to FSU to earn a...
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“Service-minded and Entrepreneurial”: Scott Shablak G’73 Looks Back on 45 Years of OPRD

As a young person and then a college student, Scott Shablak G’73 says he absorbed two lessons that later served him well as Director of Syracuse University School of Education’s (SOE) Office of Professional Research and Development (OPRD), a position he has held since the early 1980s. The first was about helpfulness. “As a kid,...
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Five Questions for Meredith Madden G’16

Meredith Madden holds a doctorate from Syracuse University School of Education’s Cultural Foundations of Education program. She is the founder and manager of The Equity Prof LLC, which delivers professional learning and development on a range of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice matters through a social justice framework. Through The Equity Prof, she works with...
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“Learning in Action”: What Alumni Are Saying About the School of Education’s Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning, applied learning, hands-on learning—no matter what you call it, it means one important thing. By the time they graduate, Syracuse University School of Education students are prepared to teach and lead wherever their degree takes them. At Syracuse, student teachers enjoy extensive, diverse, and closely guided field experiences—including in high-needs settings—starting in their...
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National Science Foundation Renews Funding for Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program

Funding for operating the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) program has been renewed, permitting Syracuse University to continue leading a seven-institution initiative to broaden educational opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study and pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the award of $2.5...
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