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Glenn Mitoma in front of Human Rights Institute.

Meet the Researcher: Glenn Mitoma

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Glenn Mitoma understands that questions of human rights require careful inquiry and extensive collaboration. His work aims to increase the realization of human rights through education and community programs.

D'Lanie Pelletier.

First-Year Educator on Lessons Learned While Teaching Amid COVID

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Throughout my teacher preparation program at UConn’s Neag School of Education, I always knew that my first year of teaching would be challenging. However, I never could have imagined the challenges that the year 2020-2021 has brought. This year has brought students in masks with shields over their desks, hybrid learning, block schedules, fully online students, and the struggle to keep students engaged despite the uncertainty of their outside world. All of the teaching and classroom management strategies that I learned in my teacher preparation program now seemed distant as all teachers learned how to adapt and teach in this new learning model.

Smiling children listen to teacher during class.

Studying College, Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Allison Lombardi, associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education, was recently awarded two grants supporting college and career readiness for students with disabilities from the Institute of Educational Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education. Together, the two new awards total more than $1.2 million.

Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Dr. Violet Jiménez Sims, the associate director of teacher education at Neag, said that education students could meet some of the demand for teachers. Her five-year program partners with 13 districts in the state, and she said that many of these districts hire their graduates. Dr. Niralee Patel-Lye, who directs Neag’s accelerated teacher certification program, said the department recently piloted a program that places students in full-time teaching positions.

Three kids studying outside.

Bringing Joy Back to the Classroom and Supporting Stressed Kids – What Summer School Looks Like in 2021

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Summer school programs help children get better at both reading and mathematics. Students who attend summer school tend to have higher test scores than those who don’t, which means that offering voluntary summer programs is likely to help students catch up from pandemic-related learning slowdowns. And summer learning programs may also improve outcomes beyond test scores, such as by helping students to recover course credits.

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