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Mon, 04/01/2024

2024 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Designing the Future of Learning’

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes James D. Basham, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2023 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer for 2024.
Mon, 03/18/2024

Park University Appoints Dr. Jayme Uden as Chief Human Resources Officer

Ed.D., has accepted a new leadership role at Park University as its chief human resources officer, effective today. ...

Wed, 02/28/2024

New books examine how to foster meaningful interactions between students, faculty to bolster college success

Two new books co-written by a University of Kansas professor examine how to move beyond the conventional measures of student-faculty interactions to consider new ways of building meaningful relationships between educators and pupils.
Wed, 02/28/2024

‘Brown v. Board at 70’ conference will explore legacy of landmark decision

LAWRENCE — In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, Topeka, KS will host an event series and conference exploring the legacy of the landmark decision on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2024
Tue, 02/27/2024

KU Educational Leadership & Policy Studies announces new Higher Education Administration graduate certificate

Mon, 02/26/2024

Letting go of what doesn’t work in education

Thu, 02/15/2024

New book helps school leaders focus on what they can do without getting weighed down

No one can do everything. Yet that is exactly what many school leaders feel like they must do. A new book co-written by a KU scholar aims to help those who often feel overwhelmed focus on what they can and should do and how to help teachers and students lead schools to reaching their full potential.
Fri, 02/09/2024

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2024 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Feb. 7. ...

Thu, 02/08/2024

KU School of Education & Human Sciences to host fireside chat with author and women’s health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi

LAWRENCE – In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host a fireside chat with Alejandra Campoverdi, author of the national bestselling book First Gen, and Nicholas Mitchell, assistant professor
Fri, 01/19/2024

‘2024 Research & Teaching Festival’ conference to be hosted for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2024 Research & Teaching Festival on February 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP) room 150. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics in the field...

Thu, 11/30/2023

AAI announces the Center for Reimagining Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Reimagining Education (CRE), whose mission is to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts. CRE will pursue its goals by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to establish school-community driven partnerships...

Mon, 11/27/2023

District names principals for Lawrence High School, Lawrence Virtual School

and Zach Harwood are being promoted from interim principals to the permanent positions at Lawrence High School and Lawrence Virtual School, respectively. ...

Thu, 08/31/2023

KU Welcomes 12 International Fulbright Students and Teaching Assistants

This academic year the University of Kansas welcomed eight international students as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and four Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. ...

Tue, 08/22/2023

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 163 faculty and researchers

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 99 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. ...

Tue, 07/18/2023

Book explores why schools stick to 'Duck and Cover' policies that don't work

In American schools of the 1950s and ‘60s, students were taught to dive under their desks, crouch with their knees near their chests and to cover their heads with their hands. These “duck and cover” drills were intended to teach children how to protect themselves in the event Russia —...

Wed, 06/21/2023

KU School of Education & Human Sciences partners with fellow Regent Institutions on professional development opportunity for Kansas educators

Thu, 05/04/2023

‘Challenging the Way We Work’ summer conference to be hosted for educators

Thu, 05/04/2023

2023 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award this graduation season. ...

Tue, 04/25/2023

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU education programs in 2023-24 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and in the top ten for public universities in the 2023-24 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released April 25. In addition, two of its specialized...

Mon, 04/10/2023

Study shows families making choices that perpetuate segregation in city with school choice policy

Even though Brown v. Board of Education outlawed school segregation in 1954, racially segregated schools have persisted in practice. In recent years, the decades-long trend of white flight to suburbs has reversed in some areas as some white residents are moving to city centers. New research from the University of...

Tue, 02/14/2023

University announces fall 2022 honor roll

More than 7,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2022 semester. ...

Tue, 01/24/2023

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2023 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan. 24. ...

Wed, 01/11/2023

'Improbable Probabilities' tells unlikely story of education scholar Yong Zhao's journey from poverty to international acclaim

It is improbable that a child born in a remote village in 1960s China to a family of illiterate parents whose main concern in life was to find the next meal would grow up to become an internationally known scholar and educational leader. Yet, just as unlikely as that idea...

Tue, 12/13/2022

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, December 2022

It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and Medical Center campuses and affiliates. Have something to share? Submit by Jan. 13, 2023, for...

Thu, 10/20/2022

Study finds school choice not offered equitably to low-income, less-educated families, who are forced to compromise more

Every parent wants the best possible school for their children. But as the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that low-income parents, those from marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds and those with lower educational attainment tend to compromise...

Mon, 09/19/2022

School of Education & Human Sciences recognized for leadership in continuous improvement in honor of Frank Murray

Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Yuhang Rong Chair...

Thu, 07/07/2022

University of Kansas names five new distinguished professors

Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors. Sharon Billings and Marta Caminero-Santangelo received the designation of University Distinguished Professor, while Jie Han, Peter Ukpokodu and Lisa Wolf-Wendel received the designation of Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor. ...

Tue, 07/06/2021

Five KU staff, faculty members take on additional diversity, equity responsibilities

Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities:...

Tue, 06/01/2021

KU announces featured speakers for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the featured speakers for each session of the 2021 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference, a virtual multisession professional development series. ...

Thu, 05/06/2021

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 169 faculty and researchers for fall 2021

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 80 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 89 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. ...

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