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KU to commemorate 30th anniversary of ADA with internationally recognized disability rights leader, events and programs

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990.

KU lands $29.9M contract to develop, deliver state ed assessments

LAWRENCE — The Kansas State Department of Education and Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas have announced a five-year, $29.9 million contract to develop, deliver and support the statewide assessment program for Kansas, including academic and English language proficien

Partnership between KU, Lawrence teachers helps students 'self-determine' their learning

LAWRENCE — When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students couldn’t just decide what they would learn.

Study shows nearly no universities ready to deal with social media crisis

Not so long ago, social media was a novel way for professionals in higher education to communicate about their institution. Now it's ubiquitous, and a generation of students are on campus who have never known life without it.

10 KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for summer

LAWRENCE — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.

Program helps KU prepare students with intellectual disability thrive among peers

LAWRENCE — When COVID-19 prompted the closure of the University of Kansas campus, Dana Lattin had faith that students in KU Transition to Postsecondary Education, or TPE, could adapt to their new online experiences.

KU ROTC cadets receive commissions into Army

LAWRENCE — Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12.

Chancellor announces promotions, tenure for 2020

LAWRENCE — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

‘Summer Slide’ a concern for educators

School closures — in Kansas and across the country — have left tens of millions of students coping with a new pandemic-driven reality. It has also left educators, parents and others wondering how students will fare. Will they be able to keep up in online classes? Will some students fall behind?

U.S. News & World Report lists 49 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools in 2021 rankings

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