College of Education and Human Development

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Spring / Summer 2024: From the Dean

THIS IS THE SEASON when we honor the achievements of our graduates. Their families, friends, and our faculty and staff gathered in May to acknowledge over 800 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients.

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LEAD and literacy

On May 24, 2023, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act into law, with the goal to have every Minnesota student reading at or above grade level.

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A conversation with Darrius Stanley

Darrius Stanley is an assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and the Carmen Starkson Campbell Endowed Fellow for Innovation in Teacher Development.

Stanley speaking at LEAD conference

Working for the Northside

The Northside Job Creation Team (NJCT) has a clear-cut goal: to help bring sustainable jobs to North Minneapolis that pay a living wage and offer decent benefits. So far, it has succeeded in its task, and it wants to make sure that success...

North Minneapolis art on building

Reflecting on Cambodia

In January 2024, nine CEHD faculty traveled to Southeast Asia to learn and engage with partners in the Kingdom of Cambodia. International Faculty Delegations are part of recent efforts by the Office of International Initiatives to promote cultural...

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A journey to Thailand

For decades, CEHD has maintained strong partnerships with schools, organizations, and individuals in Thailand. From undergraduate study abroad programs to graduate internships, CEHD has established a robust network of relationships focused on..

Providing care from afar

One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was the adoption of telecommunications in numerous areas of society. Communication via screen has been available for some time, of course, but the pandemic brought on its use with greater urgency...

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Making computer science inclusive

It may come as a surprise to many people that for the percentage of its high schools offering computer science (CS) courses, Minnesota ranks dead last in the country. The national average sits at 58 percent and Minnesota’s neighbors Iowa...

Jennifer Rosato and Paul Schenfeld

A doctoral journey of community and support

In the world of academia, the path to becoming a scientist is often portrayed as a linear progression, characterized by deliberate steps and premeditated decisions. However, my journey through academia has been anything but conventional...

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