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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.

Department of Education is accepting applications for a non-tenure track lecturer appointment

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Remembering Professor Garrett Albert Duncan

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The Department of Education community mourns the recent passing of Garrett Duncan, associate professor of education and of African and African American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis. Duncan’s research explored issues of race, culture, education, and society, with particular focus — through his “Schooling as a Moral Enterprise” project — on the education of Black students in urban and suburban schools. He published extensively on Black youth, identity, language and ethics, and frequently wrote and commented for national and international news media. Professor Duncan taught a range of courses including the Education of Black Children and Youth, the Construction and Experience of Black Adolescence, Sociology of Education, Politics of Education, and Philosophies of Education. Affectionately known as GAD or Gee, Professor Duncan engaged students in critical intellectual inquiry and believed so fervently in students being change agents.

Stress And Depression Rising Again Among Students As School Closures Drag On

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At the start of the school year, about a quarter of high school students screened by Dr. Chris Rozek, assistant professor in the Department of Education at Washington University, showed signs of major depression. That’s double the historical average — 11% — and as the pandemic lasted into the winter, rates are increasing again, he said.

Designing a course? Instructional specialists are here to help

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Dr. Andy Butler, Chair of the Department of Education, discusses the addition of two new instructional specialists in Arts and Science who are passionate about technology and pedagogy – and ready to get to work.

Reaffirming our commitment to addressing systemic racism and achieving racial equity

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As a Department, we grapple with the harsh past and current realities of US and global life, and what they mean for the current state of education. The challenge that we face as a society is daunting, but it motivates us to continue advancing educational equity wherever we work.

Department of Education is accepting applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment

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The Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) to begin in the fall semester of 2020.

Purdy wins AERA new scholar history book award

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Michelle Purdy, assistant professor of education in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received the 2019 new scholar book award from the history and historiography division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her book “Transforming The Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools” (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

Johnson awarded Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 2019

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Congratulations Professor Odis Johnson, Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 2019

Odis Johnson Awarded Grant by the Spencer Foundation

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Congratulations Professor Odis Johnson on obtaining a grant by the Spencer Foundation for "Suburban Schools, Urban Realities?: A Conference on Suburban Diversity and Opportunity"

Professor Carol Camp Yeakey in Book explores cancer prevention among low-income women of color

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Faculty research a product of ‘Bring Your Own Idea’ interdisciplinary grant program

Discussion of “Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools” by Michelle A. Purdy in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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In “Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools,” Michelle Purdy examines the entry of black students into one of the south’s most prestigious independent schools.

Professor Michelle Purdy on St. Louis Public Radio

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St. Louis Public Radio interviews Professor Michelle Purdy, who sees lessons for today in experiences of black students who desegregated private schools

Tate to receive Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

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The Human Problem Facing Global Cities

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Carol Camp Yeakey, director of the Center on Urban Research and Public Policy, shares her perspectives on urban studies in a global context.