Effective talent-development programs train teachers to work as talent scouts, spotting children who may not have the motivation or support they need to excel academically in traditional classrooms, said Del Siegle, the director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut.
“The expansion of college campuses into urban areas contributes to the issue of gentrification, as colleges and universities have the ability to impact the socio-cultural landscapes of the communities they choose to inhabit,” says Santana Mowbray, a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program.
Every year just before Thanksgiving, UConn Baseball Head Coach Jim Penders leads a run up the steep hill at New Storrs Cemetery on the northern side of campus. The destination is the Storrs family grave, which sits on top of the hill – always with a clear view of Storrs Congregational Church, as stipulated by the Storrs brothers’ will.
“In order to reach the goal of a more diverse student population that is equitably served, it’s not enough to offer admission to a more diverse range of students — they must also be provided a network of programs and resources that supports their needs,” says Kailee Himes.
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Eyewitness News has been getting an in-depth look at what’s happening in Connecticut classrooms.
A survey was sent to 50,000 local teachers about a variety of topics.
One of those topics is, ‘have teachers been threatened by students?’ and, ‘do they want to carry guns?’
Even though suicide is the second-most common cause of death among college students — 1,000 students take their lives each year on college campuses — universities haven’t found the right solutions to their students’ mental health problems.
“I think it should alarm us in the sense that American children – and more specifically Connecticut children – are not nearly as physically fit,” VanHeest said. “Just like reading and math scores, this matters.