Tue, 03/12/2013 — Elementary and secondary school educators with full-time jobs who wish to obtain administrative certification have a new path to an advanced degree from the nationally ranked University of Kansas School of Education.
Beginning in June 2013,...
Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – After students and faculty expressed interest in further opportunities to pursue indigenous studies, graduate students at the University of Kansas can now receive certification for studies in indigenous people and cultures of the United States.
The Indigenous Studies Program, which already offers a master’s degree, will add the multidisciplinary graduate certificate as an option beginning in fall 2013. The program gives students an essential understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and indigenous nations and peoples. Students working toward certification will gain knowledge of related historical, political, religious and social issues.
Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – National Public Radio White House correspondent Scott Horsley will join Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, to reflect on the 2012 presidential campaign at a special event tonight, March 12.
You’re invited to join the conversation. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute. “An Evening with Scott Horsley” is one of several events Kansas Public Radio is putting on to celebrate its 60th anniversary on air.
Horsley reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.
The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on
Tue, 03/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to offer more ranked graduate programs than all other Kansas public universities combined, according to the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
In the latest rankings, KU has 10 programs ranked in the top 10 among public universities and 32 ranked among the top 40.
“These rankings reflect the talent and stature of our students and scholars, as well as the fact that the best college education in Kansas continues to be at the University of Kansas. And while that comparison is important, where we’re focusing our efforts is on the changes that will elevate our stature and quality relative to
Mon, 03/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – It is one of the most popular consumer electronics gadgets in U.S. history, and now with the help of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas, the iPad may one day change the way students take standardized tests.
This winter 1,423 students in fourth and seventh grades used the iPad to take their formative assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics, which marks the first time CETE delivered a test on the iPad. School participation was voluntary, and 15 schools across Kansas participated during the eight-week testing window.
“This recent small-scale tryout of our iPad test delivery is part of our
Mon, 03/11/2013 — Mental illness continues to make headlines in the wake of high-profile violent criminal incidents, but the intersection of mental illness and criminal justice, especially in jails, is nothing new. A University of Kansas professor has published...