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  • Learning To Be “Bookworms”

    August 8, 2019

    Innovative reading and writing program developed at UD impressing teachers Not that long ago, some of Delaware’s lowest-performing schools could be found in the neighboring school districts of Seaford and Laurel, both of which serve rural, high-poverty …

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  • NSF-funded research project aims to improve how students learn algebra

    July 22, 2019

    Have you ever learned something new only to realize that it’s caused you to forget something old? You’re not alone, said Charles Hohensee, associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. The phenomenon, known as “backward …

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  • Fathering Full-time

    June 13, 2019

    UD Professor Rob Palkovitz says fathers should be involved in their children’s lives in many ways As the norms of American families have changed, so too has fatherhood. It’s become a more engaging and dynamic responsibility. No longer the sole breadwin …

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  • Overcoming Odds

    June 4, 2019

    After a brain tumor, Mckenna Winnie found healing in a faculty research project During the fall semester of 2017, Mckenna Winnie, a human services major in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, was just starting her sophomore year at …

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  • Reading to Children

    April 29, 2019

    In the eyes of a child who is learning how to read, touchscreen tablets and “smart” technology are no substitute for a living, breathing adult. At least, that’s according to new research by University of Delaware doctoral student Daniela Avelar. The co …

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  • Valerie Earnshaw honored nationally for research on HIV stigma

    April 8, 2019

    On March 27, at the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Valerie Earnshaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, delivered the Office of Disease Prevention’s Early Stage I …

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  • Amanda Jansen Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

    April 8, 2019

    Amanda Jansen, professor in the School of Education, was recently awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a professional development experience for university faculty who work in mathematics education. She shares the award …

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  • From Students to Scholars

    March 27, 2019

    Undergraduate research enhances UD experience As an assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education (SOE), Joshua Wilson frequently employs undergraduate assistants to provide support for grant-funded research projects. For some …

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  • Not all state-funded pre-K programs are created equal

    March 26, 2019

    Not all state-funded pre-K programs are created equal. At least, that’s according to a major new study co-authored by Jason Hustedt, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, and research director at the Delaware I …

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  • Nancy C. Jordan appointed to Dean Family Endowed Professorship for Teacher Education

    March 21, 2019

    Nancy C. Jordan, a renowned expert on how young children learn and retain mathematical knowledge, has become the first faculty member appointed to the Dean Family Endowed Professorship for Teacher Education in the University of Delaware’s School of Edu …

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  • Faculty Awarded $3.3 million Dept. of Education Grant

    February 15, 2019

    Research grant will fund professional development to benefit English learners Steve Amendum and colleagues from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking to develop a comprehensive teacher professional development …

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  • McNair Scholar explores developing culturally-sensitive lessons

    September 4, 2018

    Nicole Mejia first heard of the McNair Scholars Program from a University of Delaware classmate. She’d told Mejia about the opportunities it opened up by preparing her for graduate school. A nationally-sponsored program, the Ronald E. McNair Post Bacca …

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