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School of Education continues free professional development series in Kansas City

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will continue the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series at the Edwards Campus. 

The second session of the series, “It's Never Too Early: Preparing K-12 Students for College,” will feature Lisa Wolf-Wendel, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the School of Education and professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.

The presentation will provide information to teachers, educators and other service providers on how best to prepare K-12 students for postsecondary education. Participants will also discuss how teachers can influence predisposition for postsecondary education, college aspirations, the college search process, as well as college choice.

Wolf-Wendel’s session will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 25, Room 120 of the BEST Building at the Edwards Campus. The session is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required.

The third and final session of the series will take place at 9 a.m. April 22. Reva Friedman from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching will present “Helping Students Succeed: Mindset Makes the Difference” as an interactive session for current PK-12 educators.

More information about the Strategies Event Series can be found here. Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to RSVP online.

The School of Education partners with the Edwards Campus for the Strategies Event Series in order to bring high-quality academic programs, research and public-service benefits of KU to the Greater Kansas City community.

The KU School of Education is located in Lawrence and is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators as leaders.    


10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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