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2022 Meyen Lecture on special education to feature Dr. Joan McLaughlin

LAWRENCE - The Department of Special Education will welcome Joan McLa

University community mourns death of professor, researcher James Thompson

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and senior scientist James Thompson, who died Sept. 11.

School of Education & Human Sciences recognized for leadership in continuous improvement in honor of Frank Murray

LAWRENCE – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced today that the University of Kansas is one of 32 providers from 16 states, Puerto Rico and Jordan to receive recognition for their leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

Measure to teach students self-determination translated to American Sign Language, shown to be effective with deaf youth

LAWRENCE — A research-based assessment of self-determination is effective with deaf youth and speakers of American Sign Language, a new study from the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin has shown.

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