This year, more than 8,700 students across all UConn campuses will graduate from the University. As many as 11,000 people are expected to gather on the Storrs campus the weekend of May 7 and 8, to celebrate as 6,015 undergraduates and 2,210 graduate students are awarded degrees.
More than two-thirds of research at UConn takes place within UConn’s School of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. By department, psychiatry within the School of Medicine and educational psychology within the Neag School of Education are among the high performers.
A pilot reading initiative led by two UConn professors is showing dramatic results four years after its implementation, much to the delight of lawmakers and advocates who have struggled for years to close Connecticut’s significant reading achievement gap.
CUNY Television (Preston Green discusses the charter school ‘bubble’)
Connecticut Network (Michael Coyne presents research findings on the reading model)
A new study finds that some career and technical education students are more likely to graduate from high school, actually do better in college, and earn higher wages than their peers. The report’s author, Shaun Dougherty, joins this podcast to talk about his findings.
When students feel engaged and connected to their schoolwork, it’s no surprise that they tend to have better academic outcomes. But a new study of career and technical education programs suggests the benefits can extend well beyond high school graduation.
Over the past 50 years, there have been swings in United States education policy between didactic, basic-skills reading instruction and constructivist, whole language reading instruction. Under pressure to improve reading achievement, districts devote attention to issues of literacy and leadership.
Greenwich Time (Tamika La Salle is quoted)
One of the most striking trends this year: how many young people from all parts of the city and all backgrounds chose what used to be called a “vocational” high school program – now renamed and reimagined as “career and technical education,” or CTE.