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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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  • New study shows early reading in any language helps children learn to read English

    September 24, 2019

    A new study co-authored by the University of Delaware’s Steven Amendum has found that children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read Engli …

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  • Tracking Characteristics for Success

    September 9, 2019

    Colleen Mueller is a University of Delaware senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut who is majoring in human services with a concentration in clinical services. Khadi Jackson is sophomore human services major and urban education minor from Newark, Delaware. …

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  • Learning To Be “Bookworms”

    August 8, 2019

    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 communities in the southwestern corner of the state. In 2014, Seaford rank …

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  • Allison Karpyn in the Media

    July 23, 2019

    This Woman is On a Mission to Turn Beer into Food August 23, 2019 Food insecurity isn’t uncommon in America. Allison Karpyn says that one in six people in America don’t have enough food for a healthy lifestyle and it affects children most. She says tha …

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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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  • University of Delaware partnership supports culturally responsive pedagogy

    July 8, 2019

    How can K-12 teachers connect their students’ personal, lived experiences to an often mandated, impersonal, and standards-based curriculum? This question becomes even more pressing for teachers who are working in underperforming schools with student po …

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  • Fathering Full-time

    June 13, 2019

    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 breadwinner in many families, many dads nowadays are fulfilling household roles that their own fathers did …

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  • Janine de Novais develops pedagogical approach for learning about race issues

    May 28, 2019

    In today’s political climate, marked by the Black Lives movement and other protests, conversations about race are difficult to have, especially as social media often fuels racial tensions rather than fostering productive dialogue. “In lives dominated b …

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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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