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Nine faculty members win awards for excellence in teaching

LAWRENCE — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas have been recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New book guides educators, shares successes in transition from STEM to STEAM

LAWRENCE — In recent years, there has been a growing push to include arts in the widely accepted STEM focus in American education. Yet, making such a transition requires time, training and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to explore new ways to teach STEM.

U.S. News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2020 rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education has three programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released last month.

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