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The Power of High Expectations for Special Education Students

For the past four decades, I have, along with many others, worked to make changes to special education programs and services, focusing on creating better outcomes for students with disabilities. For me, these are very […] MORE +

Message from Dean Jean K. Quam

We are driven by a sustained belief in the value of each child and adult, with unique talents and challenges. We aim to apply our knowledge for public, practical use to impact and improve lives. Learn more about Dean Quam […] MORE +

Animal Stories: How Literature Can Teach Empathy and Environmental Justice

We have a long tradition of stories that feature talking animals. These stories have existed for millennia and are found in all cultures. As someone whose work revolves around the power […] MORE +

Supporting Gender-Variant & Transgender Youth

Humans naturally display a variety of expressions of masculinity and femininity that may or may not be consistent with the sex they were assigned at birth. For some, gender variance extends […] MORE +

9 Research-Based Ideas to Help Close the Achievement Gap

Closing the achievement gap is a priority for University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). There are no easy answers, but we are seeing that small […] MORE +

Reading Comprehension: How Stories Help Students Learn New Information

Reading comprehension for young students has always been a primary focus for a number of researchers here at the College of Education and Human Development. In the Text […] MORE +

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Lynn Slifer Lauds Philanthropic Circle

Women’s Press published an article by CEHD Director of External Relations Lynn Slifer highlighting the impact of Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle. MORE +