Gifted students, similar to other students, can be at risk for academic failure, and the seeming lack of motivation of many academically gifted students is an area of frustration and concern for many parents and teachers. The underachievement of some of America’s most talented students represents a loss of valuable human resources for the nation, as well as unrealized fulfillment for the individual.
CSCH Program Manager Helene Marcy interviews CSCH Co-Director Sandra Chafouleas and CSCH Steering Committee Member Marlene Schwartz about their work developing the WellSAT WSCC Tool
Britton, a North Haven native, has worked as a teacher, assistant high school principal, high school principal and professor of educational leadership.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., his master’s from Quinnipiac University and his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education.
“When I decided to come back, I was like, ‘This is my fifth year. This is it,’ ” Camara said. “Then the knee injury happened suddenly. It was just kind of walking into it. I got hurt. You always try to prepare. But if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. This felt different. And this was probably one of the most difficult injuries to come back from. But my teammates make me feel loved and valued and important. When it’s hard, you feel that.”
Despite being identified as a priority district in 2001, funding for the Open Choice program in New London was eliminated. Open Choice is credited with helping to integrate suburban schools, and for providing educational opportunities to urban students unavailable in their home districts.
The principal of Hatton Elementary School in Southington makes it a point each Friday to call families of students to report on how great their child is doing.
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Cotto published research in the think tank CT Voices in 2012 that found that the most dramatic improvement in test scores in the previous decade occurred because the scores of students with disabilities were no longer included in those results.
Sandra Chafouleas, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, says seclusion and restraint can cause increased post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and start a cycle of escalation and learned helplessness.
All across the country, social and political tensions continue to boil on college campuses. Some believe that we, as students and as American citizens, are more divided than ever. Some say there is no hope to reconcile differences. I disagree, and I believe that the answer may exist outside of the United States entirely.