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2013: A Banner Year in Special Education

teacher with special needs childDepartment stakeholders take enormous pride in KU’s longstanding reputation for excellence and ongoing contributions to the field of special education. Since 1997, when the first annual US News & World Report Graduate Program Survey (USN&WR) was published, KU has retained its top position. During the last 16-year period, KU Special Education has been named as the top overall graduate program (i.e., public and private) for eight years and remains the top public university program in the country.
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KU’s largest grant-funded project off and running

wayne sailor and Amy McCartWayne Sailor, Ph.D., professor of special education and associate director of the Beach Center on Disability, and Amy McCart, Ph.D., associate research professor, received word in October 2012 that their SWIFT (School-Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) grant project was funded for five years. The grant, a total of $24.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, is the largest in KU history.
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Message from the Dean

campanilleThe University of Kansas School of Education continues its leadership in graduate education in fields impacting schools and communities across the nation. We recently combined several research centers into a single Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI), whose testing and public service activities are among the most respected in the nation.
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U.S. News & World Report ranking of public graduate programs for 2013: Department of Special Education

No. 1

Educational Psychology program:

No. 15

School of Education rank (among all public graduate programs):

No. 12

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