Month: October 2017

What We Know About Career and Technical Education in High School

October 5, 2017

The author of the study, Shaun Dougherty, obtained detailed data on student applications to three regional vocational and technical high school. By comparing the educational outcomes of students who scored just above the admissions threshold (and thus were very likely to attend) and just below the admissions threshold (who mostly did not attend), Dougherty is able to account for the selection bias that has plagued prior career and technical education research.

Vincent Rogers

Professor Emeritus Vincent Rogers Bestows Innovation Grant

October 3, 2017

Neag School of Education professor emeritus Vincent Rogers has announced a planned bequest to the Neag School, designating a legacy gift of $125,000 to expand the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund in support of innovative projects carried out by teachers in Connecticut. Through his gift, elementary and middle-school teachers across the state will be able to apply annually for a $5,000 gift for use in the classroom.