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Big Ideas in Education| Anti-Racism in K-12 Education


The Big Ideas in Education Speaker Series is implemented by the AU School of Education in response to the ever-changing education landscape due to COVID-19 and the School’s commitment to antiracism and equity in education. 

Speakers (From left to right)Dr. Arelis Diaz- Office of the President, Kellogg Foundation | Dr. Andre Perry- School of Education Scholar in Residence and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute | Dr. Bren Elliott- Chief of School Improvement & Supports at DCPS | Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D

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Dr. Antonio L. Ellis Named 2021 Emerging Scholar

Antonio EllisDirector of the Summer Institute on Education, Equity and Justice (SIEEJ) and Scholar-In-Residence, Dr. Antonio L. Ellis, is among the 2021 cohort of Emerging Scholars in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. For the past 20 years, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has recognized an interdisciplinary group of diverse scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy.

The 2021 scholars have distinguished themselves in their various academic disciplines and are actively working to make society more equitable and just. Dr. Antonio L. Ellis is no exception!

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Identity Development Through Dance in Special Education

Dr. Holcomb-McCoySELD Student Chelsea Greene and Associate Professor Alida Anderson author Strengths-Based Identity: Development Through Dance in Special Education in Artlines, a publication of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. The article focuses on Tara Miles, a Black, Deaf woman who is a dancer, educator, and advocate. 

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SOE's Elementary Teacher Prep Program Gains Accolades for Strong Clinical Practice

An “A” grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality reflects the School of Education’s commitment to clinical practice and working in Washington.

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School of Education Offers Resources and Prioritizes Innovation During COVID-19

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 kicked off on May 4, and while the annual celebration is decades old, this year is a bit different. Many people across the U.S. have come to value teachers in a new way because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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