Arguably the most global initiative in all of UConn’s history, Confratute has, since 1978, drawn a total of more than 30,000 educators from around the world to the University’s Storrs campus to gain insight into research-based strategies intended to engage all types of students in learning.
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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.
A 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.
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.
Outside of large urban districts, regional vocational schools provide full-time CTE options. Massachusetts is a prime example, where Shaun M. Dougherty has done the best work. He uses an instrumental-variables approach to examine the impacts of these schools. And lest you doubt his sincerity in his belief of whether this approach provides plausible claims about cause and effect, see the title of his 2016 article, “The Effect of Career and Technical Education on Human Capital Accumulation: Causal Evidence from Massachusetts.”
“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.