Education Science News

Grant to expand KU education tool to meet the needs of students and teachers in rural schools

A federal agency has granted the University of Kansas a $15 million award to expand coaching and training to rural schools for an education tool that has been proven effective at boosting engagement and reducing disruptive behaviors in the classroom.

New $10 Million Grant to Promote Equity Leadership and Educator Well-Being

The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, was awarded a $10 million federal grant to promote equity leadership and educator well-being among educational leaders in Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.

New federal awards to SWIFT Education Center will fund projects that move schools from inclusion to rightful presence

SWIFT Education Center, within the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received two federal awards for a total of $13 million to support educational systems in transforming their policies and practices to create schools where students have the resources and sense of belonging that they need to thrive.

KU's Project WRITE Helps Struggling Learners Improve Writing Skills

A new body of research from the University of Kansas has found that a new program is highly effective at helping teachers use technology to improve the writing skills of students, especially those with disabilities, as well as save educators time and give them new tools to assess learners’ progress.

KU develops Self-monitoring App to Help Students Stay On Tasks during COVID-19

Many students face challenges staying focused and on task in the classroom. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many homes into classrooms, those struggles have become even more challenging for parents, students and teachers. University of Kansas researchers have developed a web-based, self-monitoring system that has proven to help students stay on task, reduce disruptive behavior, boost academic achievement. It is fully adaptable to home and remote learning.

KU leads project to boost social and academic supports for at-home and school learning

LAWRENCE — The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of society but perhaps affected none more profoundly than education. Schools were forced to close their doors, parents became teachers, and students transitioned to all-online instruction.

KU-Lawrence School Partnership Helps Students ‘Self-Determine’ Ways to Improve Learning

When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students couldn’t just decide what they would learn.