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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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Professor George Theoharis Weighs In on School Cell Phone Bans

An Onondaga County high school is cracking down on cell phones. Will it last? ( | Sept. 7, 2022) Cam Aitchison, who will be a sophomore at Liverpool High School this fall, said he’s always kept his cell phone in his pants pocket while in class. Starting Thursday, new school rules mean that in the...
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Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 in Conversation on Improving Education and Employment for People With Disabilities

(Creative Spirit | Sept. 8, 2022) Education is a fundamental right, not a privilege, and no one should be left behind, especially not the millions of young adults with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Students with disabilities who have received equal opportunities and an inclusive, accommodated education will be better equipped for fair-wage...
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Professor Courtney Mauldin on WAER: Pandemic Learning Loss Recovery Requires Addressing All Student Needs

Pandemic learning loss recovery will require addressing all student needs, not just academics (WAER | Sept. 6, 2022) A recent federal study reports that math and reading scores for 9-year-olds took a big hit during the pandemic. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, reading scores saw their highest decrease in 30 years, and math scores had...
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The Daily Orange: Baldanza Fund Aims to Improve Learning for Diverse, Underrepresented Students

(The Daily Orange | Sept. 2, 2022) Syracuse University’s Baldanza Fund for Excellence in Education Policy in Practice sends diverse teaching candidates from the university to local school districts to help underrepresented students learn and grow. The fund, which SU alumni Marcia and Ben Baldanza proposed in 2020 with a $300,000 grant, started with two...
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Doctoral Student Carrie Ingersoll-Wood Discusses Inclusive Sports with WCNY’s Cycle of Health

Cycle of Health: Inclusive Sports | July 28, 2022 Carrie Ingersoll-Wood, Director of the Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center and a current School of Education Ph.D. student in Teaching and Curriculum, was a recent panelist on WCNY’s Cycle of Health, to discuss inclusivity, baseball, and sports in general, as well as local programs cultivating inclusion...
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Professor Stephen Kuusisto in WaPo: My Guide Dog Can’t Protect Me from Guns

By Stephen Kuusisto, University Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute (The Washington Post | June 13, 2022) The No. 1 question I’m asked by inquiring strangers is: “If you’re attacked, will your dog defend you?” I’m a guide dog user, as the terminology goes. I travel everywhere in...
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Professor George Theoharis to AP: “Teachers Are Stretched More Now Than Ever”

Teachers after Texas attack: ‘None of us are built for this’ (AP | June 4, 2022) Teacher Jessica Salfia was putting up graduation balloons last month at her West Virginia high school when two of them popped, setting off panic in a crowded hallway between classes. One student dropped to the floor. Two others lunged...
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Professor George Theoharis to CNY Central: Historic Reasons for Syracuse’s School Segregation Rate

Schools across Syracuse area 13th most segregated by race in the nation (CNY Central | May 20, 2022) A new study of school segregation shows public school districts across the Syracuse metro area are the 13th most segregated by race in the country. The Century Foundation just published new data showing the Syracuse area just...
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