As faculty director of the new learning community ScHOLA²RS House, Erik Hines hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the variables that influence positive academic and career outcomes for black males, the subject at the heart of both his day-to-day counseling work and his academic research. (ScHOLA²RS stands for Scholastic House of Leaders in Support of African-American Researchers & Scholars)
The Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP)’s Empower Women Through Sports Initiative is an international initiative co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and espnW that partners emerging female leaders from 17 countries with leading executives and experts in the U.S. sports industry. For the second consecutive year, Neag School faculty members Jennie McGarry and Laura Burton will be serving in the coming weeks as hosts.
The author of the study, Shaun Dougherty, obtained detailed data on student applications to three regional vocational and technical high school. By comparing the educational outcomes of students who scored just above the admissions threshold (and thus were very likely to attend) and just below the admissions threshold (who mostly did not attend), Dougherty is able to account for the selection bias that has plagued prior career and technical education research.
In this opinion piece, Assistant Professor Joseph Cooper weighs in on the recent #TakeAKnee protests and provides his insight into what he sees as the most powerful form of activism within a capitalist society: economic activism.
Neag School of Education professor emeritus Vincent Rogers has announced a planned bequest to the Neag School, designating a legacy gift of $125,000 to expand the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund in support of innovative projects carried out by teachers in Connecticut. Through his gift, elementary and middle-school teachers across the state will be able to apply annually for a $5,000 gift for use in the classroom.
Preston Green III, a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut, agrees with the Institute for Justice’s analysis where the federal Constitution is concerned. A successful challenge over ESAs funneling money to religious schools there, he said, is “probably off the table.”
Rachelle Pérusse, associate professor of counseling in the Neag School, shares her top 10 suggestions for adults and their aspiring postsecondary students on preparing for the college search.
The Neag School of Education this week welcomes Stephen Slota as an assistant professor-in-residence of educational technology, with a joint appointment in the School of Fine Arts Department of Digital Media and Design.
WHUS (Neag School’s Erik Hines and doctoral student Paul Singleton are interviewed about black male research, ScHOLA2RS House, and more)
Sandra Chafouleas, a professor of educational psychology at University of Connecticut who wrote the introduction to that issue of the journal along with one of its key studies, has reviewed successful approaches to professional development for staff, noting that it starts with teaching staff members more about trauma.