Preparing Educators as Leaders

Events & Activities 

In the School of Education, we join the Chancellor in recognizing the need for addressing issues of equity, diversity and racism. Certainly we agree with the need to respond in meaningful ways and understand that we have much to do. Recent events and activities include the following:​

  • Creating & Implementing the "Can We Talk" Program for At-Risk Students, presented by Willie Amison, KU Achievement & Assessment Institute
  • Culturally Responsive Early Literacy Instruction (CRELI) Programs, presented by Matt Gillespie, KU Department of Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Diversity & Equity Curriculum Workshop 
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center and the KU Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access Presentation​
  • Disability Equity Panel (Direct link to this video)

View the School of Education event calendar for upcoming events.

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