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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 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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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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“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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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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Professor George Theoharis Comments to Arizona Central on School Staff Shortages

From bus drivers to care workers, Arizona schools struggle to find staff. Sometimes, parents fill the gaps (Arizona Central | Oct. 20, 2022) Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kyrene School District rarely had a waiting list for after-school childcare. Now? Amidst a staffing shortage and an increasing interest in the program, the waiting list is...
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Donna DeSiato G’04 Cites School of Education Collaboration as She Responds to ESM Threats

As reported by (Sept. 26, 2022), East-Syracuse Minor, Solvay, Corcoran, and Henninger high schools in the Syracuse area experienced a spate of racial threats of violence across September 25 and 26. School of Education alumna and member of The Study Council, Donna DeSiato G’04, Superintendent of East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District, spoke to
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