Author: Stefanie Dion Jones



AUDIO: Opting Out of Standardized Tests

February 27, 2020

Long Island is the epicenter of the Opt Out movement in New York. A new book by its leaders explores why some parents refuse standardized testing for their children. It’s something Connecticut parents don’t have a record of doing – until now.


Perceptions That Promote Achievement

February 25, 2020

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.


What Is the WellSAT WSCC?

February 25, 2020

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 Chosen to Replace O’Reilly as Portland Schools Chief

February 25, 2020

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.


UConn’s Camara Has Healthy Attitude

February 25, 2020

“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.”




Join us July 12-17,2020 for the 43rd Confratute at the University of Connecticut

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February 19, 2020

Learn how to differentiate, and enrich and meet, the needs of ALL learners. Participate in hands-on, personal, highly engaging work with experts in the field, including Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Sandra Kaplan, Del Siegle, Brian Housand, Jann Leppien, and Marcia Gentry. Take part in work that supports the implementation of thousands of Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) programs nationally and internationally.