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Study shows how Black male teacher-coaches illustrate civic-focused education

LAWRENCE — Fostering a sense of civic engagement is one of the primary purposes of social studies education. But in an educational system that focuses on Black students and teachers through a deficit lens, that can be a very real challenge to overcome.

Dr. Phyllis Esposito Appointed Reed College’s VP and Dean for Institutional Diversity

Dr. Phyllis Esposito will become Reed College’s vice president and dean for institutional diversity, effective July 1. She also will be part of the senior leadership team for Reed President Dr. Audrey Bilger.

KU Medical Center biochemist brings interactive science to area middle schools

Douglas Huffman, Ph.D., professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching on KU’s campus in Lawrence, Kansas, said this project aligns with the National Science Education Standards, which were recently updated.

Thoughts on teaching science during the pandemic.

Featuring Ms. Betsy Lawrence, Doctoral candidate in C&T, and Dr. Douglas Huffman, Professor C&T.

KU leading program to bring teachers into research labs, design education to draw diverse scholars to engineering

LAWRENCE — Improved recruitment of women, racial and ethnic minorities to engineering and the sciences has long been a goal in the field.

Five KU staff, faculty members take on additional diversity, equity responsibilities

LAWRENCE – Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities:

KU announces featured speakers for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the featured speakers for each session of the 2021 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference, a virtual multisession professional development series.

Talk to students about anti-Asian bias and violence

People might think it’s inappropriate to discuss recent anti-Asian and anti-Asian American discrimination and violence in the classroom. In this episode, researcher Hyesun Cho explains why school is one of the best places to talk about the topic.

Teacher earns doctorate to pursue dream of helping students excel in math

Rising Up at KUEC: In this Q&A series, outstanding 2021 KU graduates share how the KU Edwards Campus has helped them start, advance or change their career. Meet Sarah Stevens.

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 169 faculty and researchers for fall 2021

LAWRENCE – Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 80 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 89 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.

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