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Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06 to Receive Posthumous Honorary Degree

The late Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06, who served as the University’s Vice President and Deputy to the Senior Vice President of Student Experience, as well as Chair of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors, is among four luminaries who will be recognized with honorary degrees from Syracuse University at the 2023 Commencement on...
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Professor Cathy Engstrom Explains Lower College Acceptance Rates for

National news network interviewed Professor Cathy Engstrom, SOE Faculty Director of Graduate Programs, about declining college acceptance rates—5% or fewer candidates at elite Ivy League schools, for example, and 10% at the universities of Georgia and Florida. “There’s probably no safety school anymore,” says Engstrom, “and it has nothing to do with the candidates.”...
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Professor George Theoharis Helps EdWeek with Equity Audit Explainer

Equity Audits in School Districts: An Explainer (Education Week | April 18, 2023) In late 2020, the Baldwinsville Central School District in upstate New York began gathering data on middle school students’ participation in accelerated learning programs, which aim to provide them with access to Advanced Placement and other college-level courses in high school, according...
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Inside Higher Ed Features School of Education Clinical Simulations

Scaling Up: Syracuse Expands Learning Simulations Clinical simulations give students a hands-on, safe learning environment to engage in interactions with a trained actor. Syracuse University just added to its 60-plus simulations with a new financial ethics simulation. (Inside Higher Ed | April 6, 2023) One educator at Syracuse University is propelling real-world learning with clinical...
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The Daily Orange: SU Hosts Talk on Anti-oppressive Educational Approaches to Neurodivergent Students

(The Daily Orange | April 4, 2023) In 2004, Dr. Nick Walker implemented the term “neurominority.” While the term neurodivergent broadly covers acquired conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the term neurominority is specific to conditions that don’t necessarily make a person’s brain different, but are still a disability. On April 4, Walker was part...
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Professor George Theoharis Comments on Uptick in NYS Homeschooling

(CNY Central | March 16, 2023) New analysis released last month by The Education Trust finds the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated declining enrollment in New York State schools. This is driving the largest enrollment loss in the nation between the 2019-2020 school year and the 2021-2022 school year. But the analysis did see enrollment increases in...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott Named Dean of the School of Education

Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter has announced the appointment of Kelly Chandler-Olcott as Dean of the Syracuse University School of Education (SOE). She has served as Interim Dean since 2021, during which time she has led and overseen a significant transformation of the School. The appointment, which was approved by the...
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CNY Central: SU to Retire Jenna Caira’s ’12 Softball Jersey

Former SU softball pitcher Jenna Caira’s jersey first in program to be retired April 29 (CNY Central | Feb. 9, 2023) Softball player Eujenna Caira—a 2012 graduate of the School of Education’s physical education program and a bronze medal winner from Team Canada’s 2020 Olympic squad—will be the first former softball student-athlete to have their...
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Pop Life Podcast: Professor Kal Alston Talks All Things British Royal Family

On the Jan. 30, 2023, edition of WAER podcast Pop Life, Newhouse School Professor Kendall Phillips chats with School of Education Professor Kal Alston about the latest with the British royal family. From Queen Elizabeth, to William and Kate, to Megan and Harry, Professor Alston—a scholar of education and pop culture—dives deep into all aspects...
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