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Department of Education Awarded Teacher Recruitment Grant from DESE

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The Department of Education has received a $30,000 Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the purpose of recruiting male candidates and teacher candidates of color in hard-to-staff content areas such as special education, math, and science.

Kappa Delta Pi Awarded Grant from the Women's Society of Washington University

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Kappa Delta Pi's (KDP) grant proposal, "Activating a Multilingual Family Lending Library", has been accepted by the Women's Society of Washington University. It will be funded for the maximum amount of $1,000.

Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Cristina Zepeda Receives Networking Award for Junior Scientists

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Congratulations to Dr. Cristina Zepeda! Cristina has received a Psychonomic Society and Women in Cognitive Science Networking Award for Junior Scientists.

Rachel Martin Awarded 2021 NACEP Research Development Grant

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Congratulations to Education doctoral student Rachel Martin! She was awarded a $1,000 Research Development Grant from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

Dr. Lisa Gilbert: Teaching about race in K-12 education

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Dr. Gilbert, an expert in social studies curriculum and instruction and in culturally responsive pedagogy, offers her perspective on how social studies education has changed over the last 20-30 years, why this has become such a polarizing issue and where schools should go from here.

Dr. Andrew Butler selected for an Emerson 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award

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Congratulations to Education department chair, Dr. Andrew Butler, for receiving an Emerson 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award!

Departments of Education & AFAS are accepting applications for a tenured associate professor or full professor in Education Policy

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Departments of Education & African and African-American Studies – Tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor in Education Policy

Partnering for Restorative Justice

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Since 2014, University City High School has reduced suspensions by more than 40% and dramatically changed its school culture. Rowhea Elmesky, associate professor of education, and Olivia Marcucci, PhD ’19, helped make it happen.

Dr. Michelle Purdy, 2021 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Purdy as she has been chosen to receive a 2021 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award!

Dr. Chris Rozek named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science

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The Department of Education congratulates Dr. Chris Rozek on being named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Offering a major-minor welcome

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The Department of Education's Major-Minor Welcome event was featured in the Ampersand. Michelle Purdy, associate professor of education and director of the undergraduate program in educational studies, shared, “I’m excited that the newly declared majors were able to meet upperclass students and hear about the different combinations of majors that students have in our department.”

How the COVID-19 pandemic affected St. Louis teens’ extracurriculars

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In St. Louis Magazine, Andrew Butler, chair and associate professor of education at Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that parents and educators remain patient while interacting with students: “Their interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers are so important.” Butler adds that the extra downtime has at least one silver lining: more time to rest, with most kids spread too thin before the pandemic.