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Mon, 05/09/2022

KU Medical Center biochemist brings interactive science to area middle schools

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. ...

Thu, 03/03/2022

Limestone Community School co-founded by KU alumna is ‘reimagining elementary education’ in Lawrence

School, an alternative for elementary education, is opening its doors in Lawrence this August with the help of an upcoming sold-out fundraiser and community support. ...

Mon, 08/09/2021

Thoughts on teaching science during the pandemic.

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

Wed, 08/04/2021

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

Improved recruitment of women, racial and ethnic minorities to engineering and the sciences has long been a goal in the field. Now, a multidisciplinary team of education and engineering researchers at the University of Kansas will work with middle school teachers to encourage potential scholars at a younger age. ...

Tue, 07/06/2021

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

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:...

Tue, 06/01/2021

KU announces featured speakers for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

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. ...

Tue, 05/11/2021

Talk to students about anti-Asian bias and violence

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. ...

Fri, 05/07/2021

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

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. ...

Thu, 05/06/2021

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

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. ...

Thu, 04/29/2021

Back to the Future: Time to Redesign virtual summer conference hosted as multisession series for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series. This year’s virtual summer conference series, “Back to the Future: Time to Redesign,” will focus on the...

Tue, 03/30/2021

U.S. News & World Report ranks 50 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools

The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. ...

Mon, 03/29/2021

Teachers can use popular media to address anti-Asian bias, KU research shows

Recent incidents of racial discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the United States have prompted critical discussions about how to talk about such biases with younger age groups. New research from the University of Kansas shows using critical race media literacy, or examining how race and gender...

Thu, 02/18/2021

University announces first cohort of KU Public Scholars

A diverse group of University of Kansas researchers from a broad range of scholarly backgrounds — and including many female and underrepresented voices — will receive training and work together to produce public scholarship that speaks to a broader audience. ...

Fri, 02/05/2021

School of Education & Human Sciences continues free virtual professional development series for 2020-21

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the second virtual session of the Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 via Zoom. ...

Tue, 01/12/2021

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

– 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. To help fulfill the growing need for teachers who can help children in the Kansas City area during this crucial stage...

Wed, 10/28/2020

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

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. A University of Kansas professor has published research on how people...

Fri, 10/02/2020

School of Education announces new name, effective fall 2020

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

Fri, 10/02/2020

KU Endowment board members elect four new trustees

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. ...

Mon, 09/28/2020

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

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. Yet many others meet the challenges and stay. ...

Fri, 09/18/2020

Nine faculty members win awards for excellence in teaching

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

Wed, 09/16/2020

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

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. Two University of Kansas scholars have edited a...

Mon, 02/10/2020

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

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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