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Fri, 04/26/2024

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. ...

Mon, 04/01/2024

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.
Tue, 03/26/2024

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.
Mon, 03/18/2024

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.
Wed, 02/28/2024

New books examine how to foster meaningful interactions between students, faculty to bolster college success

Two new books co-written by a University of Kansas professor examine how to move beyond the conventional measures of student-faculty interactions to consider new ways of building meaningful relationships between educators and pupils.
Wed, 02/28/2024

‘Brown v. Board at 70’ conference will explore legacy of landmark decision

LAWRENCE — In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, Topeka, KS will host an event series and conference exploring the legacy of the landmark decision on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2024
Fri, 02/09/2024

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2024 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Feb. 7. ...

Thu, 02/08/2024

KU School of Education & Human Sciences to host fireside chat with author and women’s health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi

LAWRENCE – In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host a fireside chat with Alejandra Campoverdi, author of the national bestselling book First Gen, and Nicholas Mitchell, assistant professor
Fri, 01/19/2024

‘2024 Research & Teaching Festival’ conference to be hosted for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2024 Research & Teaching Festival on February 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (JRP) room 150. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics in the field...

Thu, 11/30/2023

AAI announces the Center for Reimagining Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Reimagining Education (CRE), whose mission is to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts. CRE will pursue its goals by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to establish school-community driven partnerships...

Mon, 11/13/2023

Seven graduate students advance to KU 3MT competition finals

Seven University of Kansas graduate students will advance to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The winner will represent KU in the Midwest regional competition. ...

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...

Tue, 09/12/2023

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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, 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, 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...

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. ...

Wed, 03/08/2023

Erin Yosai awarded Early Career Faculty Scholarship from Trainers of School Psychologists

as the Director of Clinical training and PhD Program Coordinator for the School Psychology program, part of the Department of Educational Psychology, and has spent her early career dedicated to understanding and promoting quality training, mentorship, supervision, and recruitment into the profession. Her research and training philosophy values mindful supervision,...

Tue, 02/14/2023

University announces fall 2022 honor roll

More than 7,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2022 semester. ...

Mon, 02/06/2023

KU team develops virtual reality therapy system that aids clients, therapists with real-time brain data

Clients seeking therapy need to feel comfortable in an environment that is conducive to examining mental health and with a counselor they can trust. Meeting those needs can be challenging in a remote therapy environment. A University of Kansas research team has developed a virtual therapy system that addresses many...

Tue, 01/24/2023

US News & World Report highlights KU online education programs in 2023 rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has two programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan. 24. ...

Thu, 01/19/2023

KU team partners with Indigenous community to bring positive sport environment to coaches, kids

University of Kansas researchers have conducted and published extensive research studies on how evidence-based positive sport environments help athletes learn from mistakes, stay with sports and experience more positive development. Now, those researchers have collaborated with an Indigenous community sporting program to understand how the program can be effective with...

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