With a new school year rapidly approaching, there are concerns over COVID-19 and how it may change what this year could look like.
Doug Glanville narrates his poem which honors baseball’s Black pioneers, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.
The state Department of Education partnered with Columbia University this summer to figure out the best way for children to learn during the pandemic. A big part of their solution is something called “real-time learning.”
“The larger the school choice program, the greater the possible stress on public schooling. This should be of special concern in a pandemic when we know there’s a very good chance that public school funding will be reduced,” said Preston Green, a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut.
Researchers from UConn and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program to fund a new program to help train graduate students in risk analysis to build resilient landscapes in the face urbanization and climate change.
COVID-19 cases are surging in states. So does that mean it’s OK to send kids back to school in the fall? Here in Connecticut, coronavirus trends look very different, leading Governor Ned Lamont to recommend that schools reopen. But the uncertainty is causing anxiety among parents, teachers and students. How will schools ensure everyone will be safe? How will kids’ learning be impacted? And on a practical level, how will wearing masks and social distancing work inside our schools?
Rachael Gabriel, director of the Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center, tells us about some of the initiatives she’s hoping will help students, teachers, and parents stay on top of reading education during the pandemic.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, unemployment rates in the U.S. rose to their highest level since the Great Depression as of mid-April. In the past week alone, the U.S. Department of Labor reported more than 1.4 million new unemployment claims.
Diandra J. Prescod, associate professor and program coordinator of counselor education and counseling psychology at the Neag School, is working to combat the obstacles faced by those Americans who have lost their jobs or been furloughed as a result of the pandemic. She wants them, first and foremost, to have hope.
“I see sports at its best as a great example for our country to be a better team and better teammates,” says Doug Glanville.
“We have a lot to be worried about as adults, but at the center of what is going on in our heads should be how we are talking about back-to-school with our children,” says Sandra Chafouleas, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and school mental health expert.