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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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Professor George Theoharis Weighs In on More Police for Syracuse Schools

Will more police be present at schools in Syracuse? (CNY Central | March 15, 2022) Recent acts of violence have been present outside and inside schools in the City of Syracuse which has led to many communities and school leaders discussing the idea of bringing more police into the schools. During his briefing Mayor, Ben...
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Beth Ferri speaks on Zoom to KBTX about dyslexic students

Professor Beth Ferri Interviewed by KBTX About Dyslexic Students Scholarship

Caldwell parents start scholarship fund for dyslexic students (KBTX (Bryan, TX) | March 11, 2022) Studies show that one in five students have some form of dyslexia, meaning that 15% to 20% of the population is dyslexic. According to the National Center on Improving Literacy, those with dyslexia have reading challenges and often struggle with...
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“Sustained Effort”: Professor Joanna Masingila Lauds SCSD Graduation Successes on WAER

Syracuse high schools seem to have right formula for graduation success, expert says (WAER | Feb. 21, 2022) A local education expert saw significant takeaways from the Syracuse City School District’s historic increase in graduation rates. The district recently revealed a 77% increase in graduation rates for high school students. Syracuse University’s professor of mathematics...
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Syracuse Schools Grad Rates Are Rising: Professor George Theoharis Comments to WAER

Syracuse City School District sees significant gains in graduation rates (WAER Radio | Feb. 18, 2022) The remarkable rise in Syracuse City School District high school graduation rates can have an impact on city students’ and families’ futures according to education experts. Syracuse University professor of educational leadership George Theoharis remembered graduation success was under...
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Students at a SENSES Project mixing desk

The Daily Orange: SENSES Project Provides SU Students an Outlet to Produce Music, Podcasts

(The Daily Orange | Feb. 16, 2022) Gustavo Eumana always knew he wanted to get into music. A senior at Syracuse University, Eumana has an ear for beats and music compositions, but he never had access to production equipment. “I hadn’t done it before, because I didn’t have the equipment,” Eumana said, “I would just...
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Haddix at Writing Our Lives’ 10th annual conference in 2019.

Professor Marcelle Haddix Appointed Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Vice Chancellor and Provost Gretchen Ritter announced today the appointment of Marcelle Haddix, Distinguished Dean’s Professor of Literacy, Race, and Justice in Reading and Language Arts, to the position of associate provost for strategic initiatives. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved the appointment, which is effective Feb. 14, 2022. Haddix has been...
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Kal Alston

Independent Thinking Is “Imperative”: Professor Kal Alston Quoted in Inside Higher Ed

How K-12 Book Bans Affect Higher Education (Inside Higher Ed | Feb. 10, 2022) Culture war battles have long been fought in colleges and K-12 schools alike, with ideological opponents clashing over free speech, academic freedom and even the politics of fried chicken chains. But a renewed battle over books has some in higher education...
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The Daily Orange: InclusiveU Plans to Expand Accessibility for Students with Disabilities at SU

(The Daily Orange | Feb. 1, 2022) When New York state restored funding on April 25 to InclusiveU, Beth Myers said she was thankful. But the Executive Director of [Syracuse University School of Education’s] Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education knew the $100,000 provided by the state was not enough to achieve all of the...
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