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Study finds women, honor students prefer active learning spaces

LAWRENCE — The Association of American Universities has made a recent push to encourage institutions to install more active learning spaces on campuses, in which students can move and work together, instead of sitting in fixed seats in a traditional lecture hall.

Cognitive study shows lack of bilingual education adversely affects English language learners’ writing skills

LAWRENCE — As the number of Spanish-speaking English learners has increased in U.S. schools, research and attention have focused on how to boost students' reading and speaking skills.

Self Memorial Scholarship Announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board

LAWRENCE – The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas have announced the Advisory Board for the Self Memorial Scholarship. Advisory Board includes KU leaders and faculty members:

New book explores co-evolution of faculty training with educational trends

LAWRENCE — Since the 1970s, colleges and universities have seen an increase in faculty development, or programs designed to help professors improve their teaching.

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor pioneering coach John B. McLendon

KU professor’s ‘The Youth Sports Handbook’ offers lessons in leadership, teamwork

LAWRENCE — When Jordan Bass started a youth club baseball team, he wanted to give his players something to read on how to be a good teammate and leader and how to learn from athletic failure. To his surprise, he could find no books that directly covered those topics for young athletes.

Researcher develops website featuring maps of school segregation across US to help spur research

LAWRENCE — The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the United States population has grown more diverse and is increasingly urbanizing. Yet K-12 schools remain largely segregated.

KU lands grant to co-train specialists who both aid children, yet rarely work together

LAWRENCE — Students with intellectual and developmental disability and complex communication needs are often supported by both special education teachers and speech-language pathologists.

KU leading program to bring teachers into research labs, design education to draw diverse scholars to engineering

LAWRENCE — Improved recruitment of women, racial and ethnic minorities to engineering and the sciences has long been a goal in the field.

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

LAWRENCE – 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:

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