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A recent donation made to the IU School of Education from alumni Kate and John Ranshaw will be used to purchase materials such as puppets, felt figures and instruments to enhance the storytelling collection maintained by the IU Libraries Education Library.

The award, named after former staff member Jane Kaho in honor of her legacy of service to the School of Education, is the highest honor given out annually to staff members who demonstrate dedication above and beyond their job requirements.

Valarie Akerson has received the NARST 2021 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. This is the highest award that NARST, a global organization for improving science education through research, bestows upon its members.

For K-12 students that needed one-on-one help with school work, the pandemic has proved particularly challenging. Thankfully, students from the School of Education stepped up last semester to provide virtual tutoring to area students.

Vesna Dimitrieska, Director of Global Education Initiatives at the IU School of Education, was recently honored with two major awards in her field—the 2020 AACTE Award for Global/International Initiatives and the 2020 NNELL Award for Outstanding Support of Early Language Learning.

The first cohort of the Holmes Scholars Program has begun at the IU School of Education. The program, established in 1991 by the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, supports students who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse and are pursuing graduate degrees in education.

As COVID-19 shut down schools, education majors have lost out on observing teachers in their classrooms, an important part of their training. Ryan Cowden, a doctoral student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies program, is trying to make up for that loss with interviews from social studies teachers across the country.

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