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Wed, 07/10/2024

‘Mini Wheat State Tour’ takes KU faculty & staff members on one-day tour of Kansas

the University of Kansas sponsored a several days bus trip for new hires to get to know the state of Kansas and build community with colleagues. Although the university has not sponsored such a trip in recent years, in Spring 2024 the School of Education & Human Sciences launched a...

Mon, 05/06/2024

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Mon, 05/06/2024

2024 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Wed, 04/10/2024

Junior Teresa Wright nominated for Beinecke Scholarship Program

KU has nominated a junior from Lawrence for the Beinecke Scholarship Program, which provides $30,000 to selected students for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Teresa Wright is majoring in visual art education and minoring in the history of art.
Wed, 04/10/2024

KU education programs rank among nation’s best in 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and No. 11 among public universities – by far the highest ranked graduate programs in the state of Kansas – in the 2024-25 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s...

Tue, 04/09/2024

Civil rights scholar Sherrilyn Ifill to speak at KU

Civil rights advocate Sherrilyn Ifill will present the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture on April 19. Registration for the event is full, but the event will be livestreamed.
Tue, 04/09/2024

KU leading project to bring coaching to teachers of math and science in special education

KU researchers are leading a project that brings video-assisted coaching techniques to math and science teachers in special education classes across the country.
Mon, 04/08/2024

KU, Haskell students to present research projects at 24th annual symposium

Research on heat shock stress in colorectal cancer, wetland restoration practices’ impact on soil, neurodegeneration of Alzheimer’s disease and other topics will be among the work presented at the 24th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. The event will take place April 12 at Haskell.
Mon, 04/08/2024

Global Scholars to present research April 11

Encompassing a wide range of topics from around the world, 10 University of Kansas seniors will present their internationally focused research at the Global Scholars Research Symposium on April 11.
Tue, 04/02/2024

Join the Institute for Policy & Social Research for doctoral research fellow presentations

An interdisciplinary cohort of KU graduate students will present their work at the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5 at the Burge Union.
Mon, 04/01/2024

2024 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Designing the Future of Learning’

Tue, 03/26/2024

Study finds clear instruction, parental support predict students' sense of school belonging

A new study from the University of Kansas has analyzed the roles classroom interaction and parental support play in school connectedness, finding clearly communicated instruction in class and support from parents are closely linked with belonging.
Fri, 03/22/2024

Distinguished professor to share future of developing tiered systems to meet K-12 students’ multiple needs

Kathleen Lane, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Special Education, will present her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. April 3 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. Much of the KU researcher’s work focuses on systematic screening within school-based tiered systems.
Mon, 03/18/2024

KU graduate students to present research to legislators, public at state Capitol

Legislators and the public will be able to hear from KU Lawrence and Medical Center graduate students about the potential public and economic effects of their research during the 21st annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit.
Wed, 02/28/2024

New books examine how to foster meaningful interactions between students, faculty to bolster college success

Two new books co-written by a University of Kansas professor examine how to move beyond the conventional measures of student-faculty interactions to consider new ways of building meaningful relationships between educators and pupils.
Wed, 02/28/2024

‘Brown v. Board at 70’ conference will explore legacy of landmark decision

Tue, 02/27/2024

KU Educational Leadership & Policy Studies announces new Higher Education Administration graduate certificate

Mon, 02/26/2024

Letting go of what doesn’t work in education

Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s, schoolchildren learned to protect themselves from a nuclear bomb attack by scrambling under their desk during “duck and cover” drills. The futility of the practice was apparent to everyone, including the children. Yet schools continued to hold the drills, even after the U.S. ...

Mon, 02/19/2024

Study finds students, designers have different perceptions of masculine, feminine traits of classrooms, influence on belonging

The way people interact with the built environment can influence whether they feel comfortable in a space or if they feel they belong among people who gather there. But the people who design learning spaces and those who use them might not feel the same about them.
Thu, 02/15/2024

New book helps school leaders focus on what they can do without getting weighed down

No one can do everything. Yet that is exactly what many school leaders feel like they must do. A new book co-written by a KU scholar aims to help those who often feel overwhelmed focus on what they can and should do and how to help teachers and students lead schools to reaching their full potential.
Fri, 02/09/2024

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2024 rankings

Thu, 02/08/2024

KU School of Education & Human Sciences to host fireside chat with author and women’s health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi

Fri, 02/02/2024

Award-winning author Ellen Oh to visit Lawrence for LitFest

The Center for East Asian Studies and School of Education & Human Sciences host this event for K-12 educators and the public.
Wed, 01/31/2024

Experts in special education, social welfare and particle physics receive KU Research Achievement Awards

University of Kansas researchers expanding our understanding of special education, social welfare and particle physics have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards.
Fri, 01/19/2024

‘2024 Research & Teaching Festival’ conference to be hosted for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2024 Research & Teaching Festival on February 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP) room 150. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics in the field...

Fri, 12/22/2023

Exercise Physiology doctoral student receives prestigious NSCA Foundation Scholarship

CO — The NSCA Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of its 2023 Scholarships. Over $77,000 and additional expenses will be awarded to these 45 exceptional students to support their pursuits of academic excellence and prospective careers in strength and conditioning. ...

Thu, 11/30/2023

AAI announces the Center for Reimagining Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Reimagining Education (CRE), whose mission is to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts. CRE will pursue its goals by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to establish school-community driven partnerships...

Mon, 11/27/2023

District names principals for Lawrence High School, Lawrence Virtual School

and Zach Harwood are being promoted from interim principals to the permanent positions at Lawrence High School and Lawrence Virtual School, respectively. ...

Mon, 11/13/2023

Seven graduate students advance to KU 3MT competition finals

Seven University of Kansas graduate students will advance to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The winner will represent KU in the Midwest regional competition. ...

Thu, 11/02/2023

KU Sport Management to welcome Jon Welty Peachey as 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series speaker

The University of Kansas Sport Management program welcomes Dr. Jon Welty Peachey, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Sport Management and Leadership at Gordon College (Wenham, MA), as the 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series award recipient and featured speaker. ...

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