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Wed, 04/10/2024

KU education programs rank among nation’s best in 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and No. 11 among public universities – by far the highest ranked graduate programs in the state of Kansas – in the 2024-25 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s...

Tue, 04/09/2024

KU leading project to bring coaching to teachers of math and science in special education

KU researchers are leading a project that brings video-assisted coaching techniques to math and science teachers in special education classes across the country.
Tue, 04/02/2024

Join the Institute for Policy & Social Research for doctoral research fellow presentations

An interdisciplinary cohort of KU graduate students will present their work at the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5 at the Burge Union.
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.
Fri, 03/22/2024

Distinguished professor to share future of developing tiered systems to meet K-12 students’ multiple needs

Kathleen Lane, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Special Education, will present her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. April 3 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. Much of the KU researcher’s work focuses on systematic screening within school-based tiered systems.
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
Wed, 01/31/2024

Experts in special education, social welfare and particle physics receive KU Research Achievement Awards

University of Kansas researchers expanding our understanding of special education, social welfare and particle physics have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards.
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...

Mon, 09/25/2023

KU researchers land grant to test app that delivers successful self-determination method for students with disabilities

Research has shown that when students with disabilities are given ownership in their education and are involved in setting goals for themselves, they have better outcomes. Researchers at the University of Kansas who have been instrumental in developing and implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction have secured funding to...

Fri, 09/22/2023

New AAI center to focus on the intersection of technology, education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced a new center, Flexible Learning through Innovations in Technology & Education (FLITE), whose mission is to provide an integrated structure for emerging technologies aligned with student and teaching learning. ...

Thu, 09/21/2023

Study shows simulator, combined with app, helps teachers correct mistakes before entering classroom

When pilots, surgeons or others with high-stakes professions are learning their craft, they have simulators with which to practice. Now, a new study shows that a simulator, when combined with software to provide data on performance, can help teachers learn what mistakes to avoid before working with children in a...

Thu, 09/07/2023

Distinguished professor's lecture to address self-determination for people with disabilities

Research shows promoting autonomy leads to valued life outcomes, but for people with disabilities, barriers to supporting self-determination persist. Karrie Shogren, the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences, has dedicated the past two decades of her career to...

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. ...

Tue, 08/15/2023

Study identifies best ways of helping teachers adopt supports for students with autism

Most teachers will work with students with autism in their careers, often not in a separate special education setting. Evidence-based practices exist to help those educators assist students with accessing content and developing skills. A new study from the University of Kansas and University of Washington sheds light on the...

Tue, 07/25/2023

Deck of Spaces, cards designed to maximize educational space usage, spread to schools around the world

professor of special education at KU, has devoted much of his career to researching and furthering universal design for learning, an educational approach that focuses on design for the needs and abilities of all students by removing barriers in the learning environment. Through his work he met David Reid, principal...

Wed, 06/21/2023

KU School of Education & Human Sciences partners with fellow Regent Institutions on professional development opportunity for Kansas educators

Thu, 06/08/2023

Professors call for further study of potential uses of AI in special education, avoiding bans

Artificial intelligence is making headlines about its potentially disruptive influence in many spaces, including the classroom. A group of educators that includes a University of Kansas researcher has just published a position paper reviewing AI’s potential in special education, calling for patience and consideration of its potential uses before such...

Mon, 05/22/2023

Study shows vast discrepancies in autism diagnoses in US, Indian subcontinent

The United States and countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are quite different culturally. But the people residing in those nations are not so different that Americans would have double the rates of autism spectrum disorder. Yet, international statistics show that is the case, and a new study from the...

Fri, 05/12/2023

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

The University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences will honor alumnus Stephen W. Smith with one of its top awards this spring. ...

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

Karrie Shogren invited to testify before Senate Committee on Aging

Alternatives: Protection and Empowerment...

Tue, 03/21/2023

2023 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Process, Academic Writing for Special Education Majors’

present “Process, Academic Writing for Special Education Majors: Successes and Challenges” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in 150 Joseph R. Pearson Hall. Attendees have the option to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. The hybrid event is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending in...

Tue, 03/14/2023

Researchers land grant to help K-2 teachers test strategies to reduce challenging classroom behavior

A recent study from the University of Kansas has found that teachers widely believe increasing students’ engagement in instruction can help decrease challenging behaviors. Based on that finding, researchers are now testing strategies to boost engagement and help teachers select interventions that might work best for their classrooms. ...

Fri, 02/24/2023

SPED faculty member selected for NC DADD Distinguished Service Award

associate teaching professor in KU Special Education, was honored as this year’s award recipient. ...

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. ...

Tue, 01/31/2023

New KU faculty receive research development funding

Faculty Research Development Awards are designed to help new faculty accelerate their scholarship and start building a sustainable research program soon after their arrival on campus. ...

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