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KU lands grants to work with families, communities to improve transition for individuals with disabilities

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to vocational training, higher education and

KU announces 2022 Global Scholars

LAWRENCE — Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as 2022 Global Scholars.

New book collects experiences of campus diversity leaders, power dynamics of their work

LAWRENCE — As the United States has dealt with a racial reckoning in recent years, college campuses have been among the leaders in addressing diversity issues and how they resonate in their communities.

University community mourns Distinguished Professor of Special Education Tom Skrtic

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is mourning Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, who died Nov.

KU faculty, community partners to advance racial equity through newly funded projects

LAWRENCE – Addressing disparities in the child welfare system, prioritizing racial equity in flood management and reclaiming the stories of displaced Black and Latinx communities are among the goals of 10 projects selected for the inaugural round of 

KU partners with Topeka Public Schools to improve instruction for English, dual language learners

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a five-year, $2.44 million project to serve 125 educators, 450 students and 100 families through a partnership with Topeka Public Schools (TPS).

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.

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