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KU Educational Psychology: Preparing educators, counselors, and professionals as leaders

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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. ...

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

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes James D. Basham, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2023 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer for 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.

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.

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