Category: Faculty

A high school education was generally enough to get you into a good middle-class job in the 1950s. (Public domain)

Want a Job? It’s Still About Education

September 1, 2017

During the 20th century, there was nothing that could help you achieve labor market success more than a good education. Even today, education is one of the strongest predictors of whether someone is employed and how much he or she is paid.

Yet, the rules have changed.

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Special Education Program Receives $1.3M Leadership Grant

August 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the Neag School’s special education program for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and transition, with four-year competitive fellowships for each student.

IES Now Funding Innovative CTE Research Projects

August 30, 2017

Last year, IES funded a CTE research project under a different topic, Improving Education Systems. In this project, the University of Connecticut is examining the impact of attending a CTE-focused high school on students’ achievement, high school graduation, and college enrollment.

New Study Deepens Nation’s School Turnaround Mystery

August 17, 2017

The researchers, Shaun Dougherty and Jennie Weiner of the University of Connecticut, looked at two tiers of struggling schools in the state: “warning” and “focus” schools. Schools in both categories had to choose four changes to make. Focus schools, the lower-performing group, had to select from a prescribed list, while warning schools could also could come up with their own strategies.

Charter School Finances Raise Concerns About Future

August 14, 2017

“By [2019], rent could be taking up a very high percentage of the school’s budget,” said Preston Green III, a University of Connecticut education professor who has written extensively on charter schools. “And if so, the school is going to be cash poor. This is a problem that a number of charter schools have had to deal with. This is something that’s happening across the nation.”