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Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

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Dr. Michelle Purdy was quoted in The New York Times article "Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’.

Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Yeo-eun Kim wins APA Dissertation Award

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Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Yeo-eun Kim who has won the 2022 Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award from Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

What banned books can teach us about power in education

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Students in the “Gender and Education” spring course at Washington University in St. Louis are examining issues surrounding gender and sexuality in education — issues like representation in curriculum, experiences of LGBTQ students and teachers and disciplinary policies ranging from dress codes to Title IX compliance. “In many ways, these are perennial issues in education,” said course instructor Lisa Gilbert, a lecturer in education in Arts & Sciences. “However, they’ve taken on increased urgency given the political activism on both sides of the issue in our current moment.”

Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Cristina Zepeda to Start Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Vanderbilt University

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Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Cristina Zepeda on her new tenure-track faculty position at Vanderbilt University!

Doctoral Student Maegan Ruiz Awarded 1st Place at the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium

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Congratulations to doctoral student Maegan Ruiz for being awarded 1st Place in the ArtSci+DBBS+UCollege category at the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium!

St. Louis universities and schools are teaming up to study education issues

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St. Louis Public Radio | The initiative, known as the St. Louis School Research-Practice Collaborative, has brought together researchers from Washington University, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with educators from St. Louis Public Schools, Confluence Academies and KIPP St. Louis.

Critical Language Scholarship in Russian Awarded to Jalie Moore

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Washington University Olin Fellow and Master of Arts in Teaching student Jalie Moore has been awarded a 2022 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to participate in an intensive Russian language program.

John Harrop Receives Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award

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Congratulations to John Harrop for receiving the Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

Research Spotlight: Social Connection

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Recent research undertaken by Ph.D. student Rachel Martin, Dr. Andrew Butler, and Dr. Rowhea Elmesky in WashU’s Department of Education explores the connection between students’ perceptions of instructor care and their help-seeking behavior. They surveyed undergraduate students across campus in the spring semester of 2021 and asked: “How do you know when an instructor cares about you?”

Teaching race in schools: Have these moms found a way forward?

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Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Ebony Duncan-Shippy, was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor's article discussing Critical Race Theory (CRT) in American schools.

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.