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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.

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.

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