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New Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education prepares educators to lead inclusive classrooms

OVERLAND PARK – The early years of a children's education provide a vital foundation for their future development, creating a base for lifelong learning as well as cognitive and social growth.

2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence: Top Tens

Yesterday, we unveiled the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Of course, over the years, readers have also expressed an interest in how scholars fared when it came to particular fields of study. After all, education research includes a lot of people doing very different kinds of work.

School of Education & Human Sciences announces free virtual professional development series

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2020-2021 Strategies Event Series, which will include three virtual and interactive professional development lectures via Zoom.

How to Talk About the Election With Your Kids Even if you’re stressed.

With the election just a few days away, I have transformed into an absolute and terrible mess of a mother. My kids can sense that I’m vibrating with emotion, and I can sense that it’s freaking them out. Should I be talking to them about the election and about my hopes and fears?

Research explores how speakers use creativity in English as a second language

LAWRENCE — Everyone has found themselves at some point in a conversation in which they have to discuss a “taboo” topic or get creative to make themselves understood. Imagine how much more difficult that is when conversing in a second language.

2020 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Teachers'

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Meagan Patterson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2020 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer.

KU professors honored by American Journal of Sociology

LAWRENCE – Argun Saatcioglu, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and (by courtesy) the Department of Sociology, and Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, both at the University of Kansas, have been selected to rec

School of Education announces new name, effective fall 2020

LAWRENCE — The School of Education at the University of Kansas is now the School of Education and Human Sciences, effective fall 2020.

KU Endowment board members elect four new trustees

LAWRENCE — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees on Oct. 2, four new trustees were elected: Paul DeBruce of Mission Hills; Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Dana Hensley of Andover; and Dave Roland of Shorewood, Minnesota.

New book 'Invested Stayers' tells stories of teachers who overcame early career challenges

LAWRENCE — Teaching is a challenging profession. Low pay, long hours, reliance on testing, and state and federal mandates make the job difficult, to say nothing of a pandemic that has upended education. Those stressors cause countless teachers to leave the field every year.

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