“Trinity Lutheran opens the door because it states simply that if a religious entity is otherwise qualified to take part in a public benefit program, then it cannot be prohibited solely on the basis of its religious affiliation,” said the University of Connecticut professor Preston Green.
The Connecticut Sun will honor UConn women’s basketball associate head coach Chris Dailey with the Margo Dydek Award as its 2017 Woman of Inspiration on August 8th when Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm return to Mohegan Sun Arena.
“These testing cases are always hard for teachers to win,” says Preston Green, an education law professor at the University of Connecticut. “A ‘rational basis analysis’ is a low bar for the government to satisfy, and a very hard one for plaintiffs to overcome.”
Stephani Jones, the head of the science department at Norwich Free Academy, recently oversaw the school’s second annual summer program for aspiring science teachers working to get their teaching certification and also gain valuable first-time experience teaching children in the classroom. The UConn-NFA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program took place July 10-13 at NFA’s Broadway campus.
Joshua M. Hyman, an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut, studied the effects of this initiative while he was my student at the University of Michigan. Professor Hyman analyzed the test scores and college attendance of all public high school students in Michigan, before and after the ACT requirement.
Tracey Lamothe of Madison and Dr. Christine Peck of Oxford are among the first five PBIS trainers in the 10 Northeast states to receive the endorsement following a multi-year period of collaboration and training with a research group coordinated by the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education.
Former UConn women’s soccer goalkeeper Emily Armstrong will continue her professional career overseas in Norway. The Collegeville, Pennsylvania native signed with the Medkila IL club in the Toppserien, the top tier of Norwegian women’s soccer.
New research by Neag School of Education’s Joshua Hyman finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of poor students who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT.
Morgaen Donaldson, director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the University of Connecticut, said the state’s many districts have a lot to do with the low percentage of teachers. “We have quite a lot of districts, especially for our size. These districts have to provide all the services for the students.”
Attendees for the 40th annual Confratute conference were welcomed by Joe Renzulli and Sally Reis. Welcome remarks also featured Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell and Dean Gladis Kersaint of the Neag School of Education.