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  • Building Trust in Science

    March 2, 2020

    While the public tends to hold favorable views of scientists generally, according to the nonpartisan PEW Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), that trust gets a little shaky in the context of hot-button pol …

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  • Helping Children Learn Math

    February 18, 2020

    The joys of counting often begin during the toddler years as children sing along to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” or laugh with The Count on Sesame Street. But what happens when a child struggles to match those numbers with quantities? Many …

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  • “You Don’t See Color?”

    February 14, 2020

    Have you ever heard a well-meaning person say “I don’t see skin color” and wondered if that person sees you? Is it just an empty phrase filled with good intentions? Or does using this phrase support systemic oppression? The notion of colorblindness may …

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  • Social Robots Teach Cyber Security

    February 10, 2020

    Fifth graders from The College School on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus recently learned important lessons about safeguarding information online from an unusual teacher — Zenbo, the social robot. Standing more than two feet tall, the cute c …

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  • Gary Henry ranked among 100 most impactful education policy scholars

    January 13, 2020

    Congratulations to CEHD dean Gary T. Henry, who has once again been named a top education scholar by the RHSU Top 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Henry is ranked 81st in the nation—recognized for his extensive contributions to education rese …

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  • How Learning Thrives in Digital Classrooms

    January 13, 2020

    The number of college students enrolled in online degree programs continues to grow. According to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, one-in-six students are now enrolled in online-only programs, and nearly one-in-three will take at leas …

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  • Improving Student Learning

    January 10, 2020

    Shaping minds is a big responsibility, one that teachers in classrooms across America embrace every day. With the introduction of Common Core or state standards in math, science and English, teachers are tasked with delivering rigorous material in ways …

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  • Fostering Community Engaged Research with Allison Karpyn

    January 2, 2020

    Dr. Allison Karpyn, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Research and Education and Social Policy (CRESP) and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, was recently interviewed on the Delaware-CTR ACCEL podcast where she disc …

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  • Defending Equal Access to Food

    December 19, 2019

    As head of the U.S. Food Administration, Herbert Hoover created the “Clean Plate” campaign during World War I to encourage Americans to conserve resources by using less, reducing waste and “cleaning their plate at every meal.” President Harry Truman he …

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  • Seaford, Delaware: Fast Improvement in Delaware

    December 9, 2019

    School of Education professor and Professional Development Center for Educators Director Sharon Walpole is featured on the latest episode of the ExtraOrdinary Districts podcast. She discusses her open-access literacy curriculum Bookworms K-5 Reading an …

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  • Your Baby is a Genius

    October 21, 2019

    Did you know your baby is a genius? It’s a serious question, one that University of Delaware professor Roberta Michnick Golinkoff has been asking parents since she arrived on campus in 1974 and established the Infant Language Lab, since renamed the Chi …

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  • New Faculty Research Grants

    October 4, 2019

    CEHD faculty research centers on addressing fundamental and complex educational and social inequities. This fall, eleven of our faculty were awarded grants through IES, NSF, the Spencer Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate a …

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