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Joseph R. Pearson Hall

The School of Education's main home is Joseph R. Pearson Hall (often called JRP), a student-centered instructional facility which houses the departments of Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Special Education, and Psychology and Research in Education, as well as the Learning Resource Center, computer laboratories, and many other student-centered resources. In addition JRP houses the Center for Research on Learning, the Achievement and Assessment Institute and the Center for Psychoeducational Services.

JRP, a men's residence hall from 1959 to the late 1980s, became the School's new home in August 2000 after a dramatic renovation and new construction project transformed it to meet the needs of the School's programs and students.

The Welcome Center (room 208) serves as the first point of contact for the public, including a depository for general information, and is the primary reference for offices and services within the School of Education.

In addition to general purpose classrooms which all offer up-to-date technology, JRP also houses several dedicated classrooms for special purposes. These include classrooms set up for distance education, a science and mathematics classroom designed to replicate a middle school laboratory classroom for science and mathematics instruction, and a 100 seat auditorium.





Robinson Center

Robinson Center

Robinson Center

The school's Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences resides in Robinson Center.
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The center includes extensive sports education and research facilities as well as faculty, staff and student recreational areas. See the HSES facility rental site for more information.


At KU, a lot of recent discussion on campus has focused on issues and policies regarding sexual assault. There have been a number of opportunities for students to voice their concerns and share their stories. At the KU School of Education we believe this ongoing conversation to be of the utmost importance, and we would like to provide an additional opportunity to continue this dialogue. You are invited to attend a KU School of Education Town Hall meeting on Thursday, 9/18 from 3:00-4:00 pm in Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 201. This meeting will allow students to voice their concerns and let KU School of Education administration know how to help. Tags: #KUSOE
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