After a thorough national search, the University of Florida’s department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) is pleased to announce that Jack Nguyen has been selected as Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs. He will start Monday, July 17.
“As students’ achievement increases, their chance of being identified as gifted increases, but much slower if you are an English-language learner, poor or from a underrepresented minority than if you are non-ELL and white or Asian,” said D. Betsy McCoach, a co-author of the gifted education study and a professor of education measurement and evaluation.
Dr. Grenier shares more insight about her article, “Autoethnography as a Legitimate Approach to HRD Research: A Methodological Conversation at 30,000 Feet,” with our HRD community.
Region 15 Superintendent of Schools Regina Lemerich Botsford announced that Christopher Walsh has been appointed to the position of Math/Science Academic Chairperson at Pomperaug High School.
Dan Agins was nominated as Stonington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year for “being the teacher that every student wishes they had,” and the district obliged. The 38-year-old, who just finished his 13th year at Pawcatuck Middle, was honored earlier this month.
Dr. Shamim Patwa has been selected as the next Director of Special Education and Student Support Services for the Mansfield Schools.
The New Milford Board of Education hired Jennifer Delaney on Tuesday to be the assistant principal at Schaghticoke Middle School.
School Superintendent David B. Erwin will retire in January, closing a 42-year education career that includes 23 years as school superintendent in five Connecticut districts, the last eight in Berlin.
As University of Connecticut professor Preston Green explains to me in an email, much of the malfeasance of charter schools comes from the entities that manage them. Called education management organizations (EMOs) or charter management organizations (CMOs), these outfits “create an agency issue with charter school governing boards that generally does not occur in traditional public schools,” Green explains.
Preston C. Green III, Bruce Baker and Joseph Oluwole’s article, entitled “Having It Both Ways: How Charter Schools Try to Obtain Funding of Public Schools and the Autonomy of Private Schools,” explains how charters use “their hybrid characteristics to obtain the benefits of public funding while circumventing state and federal rights and protections for employees and students that apply to traditional public schools.”