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Fri, 10/27/2023

KU Transition to Postsecondary Education Awarded Grant from National Community Care Corps

of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE) announces that it was selected by the Community Care Corps to receive funds for volunteers assisting local family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities in Lawrence, Kansas. The amount of the grant totals nearly $125,000 for the period of October 1,...

Mon, 09/25/2023

KU researchers land grant to test app that delivers successful self-determination method for students with disabilities

Research has shown that when students with disabilities are given ownership in their education and are involved in setting goals for themselves, they have better outcomes. Researchers at the University of Kansas who have been instrumental in developing and implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction have secured funding to...

Fri, 09/22/2023

New AAI center to focus on the intersection of technology, education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced a new center, Flexible Learning through Innovations in Technology & Education (FLITE), whose mission is to provide an integrated structure for emerging technologies aligned with student and teaching learning. ...

Thu, 09/21/2023

Study shows simulator, combined with app, helps teachers correct mistakes before entering classroom

When pilots, surgeons or others with high-stakes professions are learning their craft, they have simulators with which to practice. Now, a new study shows that a simulator, when combined with software to provide data on performance, can help teachers learn what mistakes to avoid before working with children in a...

Wed, 09/20/2023

Educational Psychology Department announces 2023 Lichtenberg Lecture

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas will host the 2023 Lichtenberg Lecture at 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 20 in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP) room 150. The lecture will feature Jennifer Randall, Dunn Family Endowed Professor of Psychometrics and Test Development in the Marsal Family School...

Thu, 09/07/2023

Study shows physical education teachers influence students' attitudes about physical activity later in life

Everyone who has gone through high school probably remembers gym class, for better or worse, and the influence their teachers had on the class environment. ...

Thu, 09/07/2023

Distinguished professor's lecture to address self-determination for people with disabilities

Research shows promoting autonomy leads to valued life outcomes, but for people with disabilities, barriers to supporting self-determination persist. Karrie Shogren, the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences, has dedicated the past two decades of her career to...

Thu, 08/31/2023

KU Welcomes 12 International Fulbright Students and Teaching Assistants

This academic year the University of Kansas welcomed eight international students as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and four Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. ...

Tue, 08/29/2023

Study uses motion capture to determine what makes the best free-throw shooters

Every basketball coach has told their players at some point that free throws win games. A new study from the University of Kansas used innovative markerless motion capture technology to determine the mechanics of proficient free-throw shooters and help better understand one of the biggest keys to success in the...

Tue, 08/22/2023

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 163 faculty and researchers

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 99 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. ...

Mon, 08/21/2023

AAI announces the Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Neuroscience

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the new Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Neuroscience (CCREN) whose mission is to draw on the latest research from neuroscience, education and educational psychology to better understand how people learn and what can be done to improve...

Tue, 08/15/2023

Study identifies best ways of helping teachers adopt supports for students with autism

Most teachers will work with students with autism in their careers, often not in a separate special education setting. Evidence-based practices exist to help those educators assist students with accessing content and developing skills. A new study from the University of Kansas and University of Washington sheds light on the...

Wed, 08/02/2023

KU Alumni Association invites campus, community partners to participate in Homecoming 2023

The University of Kansas will host its 111th Homecoming Oct. 23-28, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma on Oct. 28 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Rah Rah Jayhawk,” a nod to the origins of the Rock Chalk chant and Jayhawk...

Tue, 08/01/2023

KU Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences announces new Name, Image, and Likeness certificate for undergraduates

The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, part of the School of Education & Human Sciences, has created a new program – the first of its kind to be offered at a ‘Power Five’ university – to train students as leaders in the rapidly-growing area of...

Tue, 07/25/2023

Deck of Spaces, cards designed to maximize educational space usage, spread to schools around the world

professor of special education at KU, has devoted much of his career to researching and furthering universal design for learning, an educational approach that focuses on design for the needs and abilities of all students by removing barriers in the learning environment. Through his work he met David Reid, principal...

Tue, 07/18/2023

Book explores why schools stick to 'Duck and Cover' policies that don't work

In American schools of the 1950s and ‘60s, students were taught to dive under their desks, crouch with their knees near their chests and to cover their heads with their hands. These “duck and cover” drills were intended to teach children how to protect themselves in the event Russia —...

Wed, 07/12/2023

Barbara Kerr receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Iceland

Barbara Kerr, University of Kansas Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to travel to Iceland to study creative communities. ...

Mon, 07/10/2023

'Walk With Me' tells stories of Black men's resilience in face of twin pandemics

Birthdays are supposed to be a joyous occasion. But on March 13, 2020, as Matthew Kane might normally have been celebrating, he heard the news of the killing of Breonna Taylor by police in her apartment, and it was also the day the country largely shut down for the COVID-19...

Wed, 06/21/2023

KU School of Education & Human Sciences partners with fellow Regent Institutions on professional development opportunity for Kansas educators

Thu, 06/08/2023

Professors call for further study of potential uses of AI in special education, avoiding bans

Artificial intelligence is making headlines about its potentially disruptive influence in many spaces, including the classroom. A group of educators that includes a University of Kansas researcher has just published a position paper reviewing AI’s potential in special education, calling for patience and consideration of its potential uses before such...

Mon, 05/22/2023

Study shows vast discrepancies in autism diagnoses in US, Indian subcontinent

The United States and countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are quite different culturally. But the people residing in those nations are not so different that Americans would have double the rates of autism spectrum disorder. Yet, international statistics show that is the case, and a new study from the...

Fri, 05/12/2023

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

The University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences will honor alumnus Stephen W. Smith with one of its top awards this spring. ...

Thu, 05/04/2023

‘Challenging the Way We Work’ summer conference to be hosted for educators

Thu, 05/04/2023

2023 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award this graduation season. ...

Tue, 04/25/2023

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU education programs in 2023-24 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and in the top ten for public universities in the 2023-24 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released April 25. In addition, two of its specialized...

Mon, 04/10/2023

Study shows families making choices that perpetuate segregation in city with school choice policy

Even though Brown v. Board of Education outlawed school segregation in 1954, racially segregated schools have persisted in practice. In recent years, the decades-long trend of white flight to suburbs has reversed in some areas as some white residents are moving to city centers. New research from the University of...

Thu, 03/30/2023

Karrie Shogren invited to testify before Senate Committee on Aging

Alternatives: Protection and Empowerment...

Thu, 03/30/2023

Graduate assistant’s work ethic and personal connections enrich education equity research

graduate of public schools in Kansas City, Kansas, Rayven Smart knows the impact that education can have on students in her home community. ...

Mon, 03/27/2023

Center for Psychoeducational Services renamed OASIS

for Psychoeducational Services, the psychology training clinic housed in the School of Education and Human Sciences, has been renamed the Outcomes, Assessment Services, and Intervention Supports (OASIS). The clinic was renamed in an effort to rebrand and promote its focus on psychological assessment, intervention, and research services within the campus...

Wed, 03/22/2023

Mental Health and Wellbeing Director joins the University of Kansas

recommended the position to coordinate and enhance resources that support employee wellbeing. ...

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