A lot of kids aren’t meeting grade-level expectations after a year of interruptions. Here’s how the Lee’s Summit, North Kansas City and Kearney school districts are addressing COVID-19 learning loss. See Story at KCUR
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Every year, the highly competitive UM System President’s Awards recognize faculty who have made exceptional contributions in advancing their university community. The awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four universities of the UM System. This year, Laverne Berkel, associate professor of counseling and counseling psychology, was honored with an award. See full story at UMKC Today
Keichanda Dees-Burnett grew up at UMKC. From an active undergraduate majoring in communications studies, to a graduate student in higher education administration, to the director of Multicultural Student Affairs and co-interim dean of students, the Kansas City native is a key source of support for minority students on campus.
Two School of Education faculty members – professor Loyce Caruthers, Ph.D. and professor emeritus Dianne Smith, Ph.D. – are among the trio of editors who compiled this award-winning literature.
UMKC School of Education’s Institute for Urban Education (IUE) offers guidance on creating culturally inclusive classroom environments for all students. Read the suggestions for creating culturally inclusive classroom environments.