Month: December 2021

Why Teacher Shortages Are Growing in New England

December 9, 2021

“The stress is really the number one reason that we have. The teachers are reporting leaving the field prior to retirement and the rates of stress are increasing across all teachers and increasing at faster rates for elementary school teachers,” Lisa Sanetti, a professor of educational psychology at UConn’s Neag School of Education.

Competences Close Gaps in Ed Leadership Prep

December 9, 2021

In our last episode, we dove into identifying the gaps between “learning” and “doing”, highlighting the work of University Principal Preparation Initiative. We learned that through thoughtful planning using frameworks developed by Wallace to address the growing need for more collaboration between districts and universities. In this episode, we’re going to dive into a case study of how one UPPI program at University of Connecticut and what they’ve learned from their program redesign. We spoke at length with Richard Gonzales, who oversees the principalship and superintendency program at UConn and serves as the director of UConn’s UPPI initiative project, specifically about the redesign of their core assessments.

A Closer Look at School Enrollment in Madison and Lyme-Old Lyme

December 9, 2021

“It’s important to have a relatively good handle on the expected number of children coming into a school, coming into a grade, because schools need to plan and districts need to plan way out in advance in terms of hiring new staff or reconfiguring staffing,” said Morgaen Donaldson, a professor at the UConn Neag School of Education.