Announcement ·

Antiracism Center to Host Virtual Event for Educators, “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education”

Award-winning YA author Jason Reynolds to join August 19 panel discussion.
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Research ·

In the COVID-19 era, Parents Must Be Alert to Online Radicalization. A New Guide Can Help.

The guide from AU PERIL provides resources to help parents and caregivers.
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Announcement ·

AU Welcomes Its Inaugural Cohort of District Scholars

Eleven high-achieving students from Washington D.C.’s public and public charter high schools have been selected as American University’s inaugural class of AU District Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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Education ·

School of Education Offers Resources and Prioritizes Innovation During COVID-19

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 kicked off on May 4, and while the annual celebration is decades old, this year is a bit different. Many people across the U.S. have come to value teachers in a new way because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Announcement ·

Noted Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

The 139th commencement cerebration is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.
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Education ·

AU Strengthens Ties to Community by ‘Working with Washington’

The Dual Enrollment partnership with DCPS allows high school seniors to get a jump start on their college education at AU.
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Education ·

School of Education Provides Analysis of D.C. Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation Program

American University’s School of Education will provide an independent analysis for District of Columbia Public Schools as the school district conducts a comprehensive review of IMPACT.
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Research ·

Get to Know Them: Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan, who has a dual appointment in the School of Education and the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, researches the experiences of black men on college campuses.
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Announcement ·

AU Receives National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $300,000 to American University for an analysis of gender and racial equity among its STEM faculty.
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Research ·

The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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