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Pres. Sylvia Burwell, AU Trustee and JPMorgan Chase Vice Chair Peter Scher, and SOE Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy celebrate at Martha's Table in the District.

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School of Education Receives Funding to Close Equity Gap in Early Education Field

JPMorgan Chase donates $5 million to AU and partners for their efforts to make early childhood education more equitable
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Seth Gershenson

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Mind the Teacher: The Podcast for Stakeholders in Public Education

SPA professor’s five-part podcast series examines impacts of teacher stress and evidence-based solutions
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Ty'on Jones.

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SPA Student Applies MPAP Competencies to Address Personal Housing Crisis

When his new River East condominium proved unlivable, SPA student Ty’on Jones organized his neighbors and advocated with developers, city government, and financers.
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New Book Documents Americans “Living on the Edge”

Celine-Marie Pascale’s book examines life for low wage workers in the United States
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CityTutor DC Partners with AU School of Education to Expand High-Impact Tutoring to More DC Students

The School of Education and CityTutor DC are partnering to bring high-impact tutoring to D.C. elementary school students at Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School in Northeast DC.
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School of Education Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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School of Education Partnerships Provide Promise

Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy says that “education has risen to the top of the list as a way to change communities,” and with that in mind, she’s leading AU’s School of Education down paths to that change.
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Artist Suzanne Firstenberg's 2020 exhibition outside of RFK Stadium commemorated those who died from COVID-19.

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AU Instructors Partner with Artist on COVID-19 Education Materials

Two SOE instructors developed educational materials to go with a massive art installation on the National Mall commemorating COVID-19 deaths.
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AU’s PERIL Addresses Youth Radicalization and Extremism

Updated caregivers’ guide helps communities avoid extremism
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Miranda Dotson

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Academic All-Star Miranda Dotson

Anthropology major heading to Northeastern for PhD in Sociology
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CMSI executive director Caty Borum Chattoo and Mik Moore, co-founders of the Yes, And … Laughter Lab introduce the first annual pitch day event in 2019.

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Comedy, Truth, Change: CMSI Reflects on 2020 Upon Premiere of New Special

Housed in the School of Communication, CMSI is the nation’s first university-based center to launch both research and creative initiatives focused on comedy and social justice, along with other facets of media and communication.
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