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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.

Congratulations Janet Frederick - Kornblum Scholarship

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Congratulations to Janet Frederick for receiving the Beatrice and David Kornblum Endowed Scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester! The purpose of the Kornblum Scholarship is to support graduate students who show exceptional promise in their area of study.

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.

How to help kids cope with back-to-school anxiety

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Wash U psychologist Dr. Tim Bono, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Education, gives tips on how to help your child deal with these emotions

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.

Education launches new Graduate Certificate Program in Higher Education

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The Graduate Certificate Program in Higher Education (GCPHE) is designed to provide an overview of historical and contemporary issues in higher education for doctoral students who wish to gain a greater understanding of higher education research, policy, assessment and/or administrative practices.

Dr. Cindy Brantmeier has been selected to serve as the first Faculty Fellow in International Research for the School of Medicine and Danforth Campus

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The Faculty Fellow in International Research will advise faculty on conducting international research and achieving effective collaborations with international partners that are compliant with university policies and the regulatory requirements and procedures that exist in the international setting.

Dan Chai, ’20, Uses Opportunity Fund to Support Immigrant Students, Build Relationships

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The Community Engagement Opportunity Fund, which is in its inaugural year, supports students with high financial need who face burdensome expenses associated with their participation in community service, civic engagement initiatives, and Community Engaged Courses in the St. Louis area.

Durrell and Leon chosen as undergraduate representatives to the board of trustees

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The Washington University board of trustees selected juniors Ruth Durrell (Education and Sociology) and David Leon (Marketing and Organization and Strategic Management) to serve as the undergraduate student representatives to the board for the 2019-2020 school year.

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).