Because reopening public schools in the coming school year will be fraught with unprecedented challenges, experts say, and education budgets may get cut to the bone, news of charter school startups and expansions will undoubtedly spark heated opposition from public school parents and teachers, even in well-to-do suburban communities, like Wake County, that may have been insulated from the financial costs of school choice in the past.
We are reaching out to share resources that we believe might be helpful as you reflect on the current and ongoing racism in our country. We hope that these resources will help you reflect on and process the current moment. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are so many dynamics, so many theories, so many histories to grasp in order to do our work of understanding anti-racism. We hope it will, though, provide a place for you to start or some new directions to go. As you find useful resources, please continue to share and learn together.
The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut offers a 4-course, 12-credit 100% online graduate certificate designed for practicing educators who wish to hone their skills in order to better support English Learners in schools. Apply by May 15.
Former UConn women’s basketball player and recreational therapy graduate Bert Wachtelhausen ’81 (ED) has shaped a thriving career combining skills she honed as a Division I athlete with her longtime interests in physical health and helping others. Climbing the corporate health insurance ladder in what for many years remained a male-dominated industry, Wachtelhausen has long since shattered the glass ceiling to excel as a senior executive who now serves as president of startup WellSpark Health.
Stephen T. Slota, assistant professor in residence of educational technology, shares eight quick tips for K-12 and higher educators in the process of transforming face-to-face instruction into online instruction.
“These books are going directly home to kids,” said East Hartford Superintendent Nate Quesnel. “The thought process is that we’re trying to really push literacy and to help families to provide opportunities for rich text opportunities in their home.”
Dr. Devin Kearns, an associate professor of special education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, is studying different forms of dyslexia intervention for students using technology.
Schools haven’t been unprepared for this moment, said Michael F. Young, an associate professor of educational technology at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. But the immediate strain of wholesale migration to digital learning technologies will be felt by districts, he said.
Can everyday creativity be a small silver lining during the outbreak?
The University has implemented a policy that would expand undergraduate students’ ability to invoke the Pass/Fail option for Spring 2020 courses.