A new study finds that some career and technical education students are more likely to graduate from high school, actually do better in college, and earn higher wages than their peers. The report’s author, Shaun Dougherty, joins this podcast to talk about his findings.
When students feel engaged and connected to their schoolwork, it’s no surprise that they tend to have better academic outcomes. But a new study of career and technical education programs suggests the benefits can extend well beyond high school graduation.
Over the past 50 years, there have been swings in United States education policy between didactic, basic-skills reading instruction and constructivist, whole language reading instruction. Under pressure to improve reading achievement, districts devote attention to issues of literacy and leadership.
The Neag School of Education honored more than 100 of its students last night at its 22nd Annual Honors Celebration. The event, held at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs campus, brought together the student recipients of this year’s Neag School-affiliated scholarships, their guests, and the donors whose contributions to the School make these crucial sources of financial support possible.
Four years into a pilot initiative for giving intensive reading instruction to the Connecticut children who need it most, the directors of the initiative will present data showing they have achieved dramatic results, especially among the students who have participated over several years.
The Neag School of Education hosted an Education Recruitment Career Fair on April 7 in the Student Union Ballroom. A total of 58 school districts from across the state of Connecticut participated.
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For the second year running, the Neag School will be welcoming a selection of promising new doctoral candidates to campus this fall, each of whom will arrive knowing they be provided with four years of fully funded support through the prestigious Dean’s Doctoral Scholar program.
Research findings from Shaun Dougherty, assistant professor of educational leadership in the Neag School of Education, are the focus of two recently released reports focused on the topic of career and technical education (CTE), or what was once known as vocational education. Each report — the first of which was released in late March by the Manhattan Institute and a […]
One of the most striking trends this year: how many young people from all parts of the city and all backgrounds chose what used to be called a “vocational” high school program – now renamed and reimagined as “career and technical education,” or CTE.