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Personalizing Learning in Every Classroom: A Case for Implementing the Schoolwide Enrichment Model

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally written and published by Blane McCann, superintendent of Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Neb., on his blog.

Consider the notion that any student with a commitment to learning is gifted. It is not only intelligence that plays a role, but also creativity and commitment. Giftedness is not just a test score.

Free Admissions Tests Help More Poor Students Go to College

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Recently published research out of UConn suggests that a simple, low-cost intervention may offer an effective solution. The study by Joshua Hyman, an assistant professor of public policy at UConn and educational leadership at UConn’s Neag School of Education, looks at a policy in Michigan requiring eleventh grade students to take the ACT and compares the change in the rate of students going to college before and after implementation of the policy.

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Helping Your Students With Disabilities Prepare for the Future

by: Joseph Madaus   

Summer is a busy time for high school juniors. They’re getting ready to say goodbye to school as they know it and they’re researching colleges, visiting campuses and trying to figure out what college fits their needs.

Planning is an important part of this process, but for parents and guardians of students with disabilities, this is especially true.

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IES Awards Neag School Researchers More Than $10M in Grants

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Seven faculty members across the Neag School of Education have recently been awarded funding — totaling more than $10 million — by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for a range of education research projects. In addition, two Neag School alumni are part of grant projects newly funded by IES.

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Ronald Beghetto on the TEDxUConn Stage

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

How can teachers and schools promote creativity and innovation through education? Ronald Beghetto suggests structured uncertainty in this TEDxUConn talk, which took place this past spring in Storrs.

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