Despite the growing numbers of English-language learners in U.S. schools, their representation in gifted and talented programs continues to lag behind not only their native English-speaking peers, but also other underserved populations, including black and Hispanic students and children from low-income families.
The root of the problem is the procedures and policies that most schools use to identify gifted students beacuse they frequently overlook academically talented English-learners, a report from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education found.
Two years into her position as director of UConn’s master of science in business analytics and project management (MSBAPM) program, HESA alumna Meghan Hanrahan ’04 MA is thriving. She loves her work, the MSBAPM program’s enrollment is on the rise, and Hanrahan herself was recently featured in Hartford Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40” issue. “I feel like I’m exactly where I should be,” she says. So how, exactly, did she get here?
Spend any amount of time around kids and it quickly becomes evident that they need to move. Running, jumping, and dancing are not just outlets for the limitless childhood energy we wish we could bottle up and use as adults — they are another form of literacy.
“The last thing I’d want to hear my pilot saying is something like, ‘It’s a routine flight, there’s this body of water here, I thought I could try this creative water landing I’ve been thinking about.’”
“It feels good to be home,” said Jamelle Elliott ’96 (BUS), ’97 MA, after being named UConn’s associate athletic director for the National C Club. The mission of the just-formed C Club is to unite and engage current and former student-athletes with opportunities, such as networking and mentorship.
We talked with the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education this spring. Sandra Chafouleas was seeking summer reads that would “stretch her in new ways” but also relate to the field of study she’s so passionate about.