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  • Transforming Special Education

    March 27, 2019

    In early 2018, the Delaware Academy of School Leadership (DASL), a professional development, research and policy center in the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development, convened its advisory board of Delaware’s public school …

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  • From Students to Scholars

    March 27, 2019

    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 projects — as with a recent $400,000 research …

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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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  • Reclaiming Black Boyhood

    March 12, 2019

    The challenges facing Black and Latino boys as they move through the education system are daunting, said Roderick Carey, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Delaware. It’s not just …

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  • Roberta Golinkoff featured in new documentary on play

    February 27, 2019

    What can kindergarteners gain from play-based learning? In a new documentary from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Roberta Golinkoff highlights the advantages of a play-based approach to kindergarten and shares her research on the cognitive a …

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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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  • Education undergraduate evaluated automated essay-scoring software

    August 21, 2018

    Cristina Ahrendt, majoring in elementary teacher education, has been working with a faculty member in the School of Education’s literacy department to evaluate whether automated essay-scoring software positively affects writing instruction and achievem …

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  • Jansen Recognized for Rough Draft Math

    June 25, 2018

      One of the most anxiety-provoking moments in math class is being called upon to offer the solution to a newly learned concept. There are so many places where your thinking can go askew and–even if you’re mainly correct in your calculation–your …

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  • Suicide prevention research led to a career

    May 11, 2018

    Taylor Ryan, a graduate of the HDFS 4+1 program, conducted and presented her research every year as a student at UD. As a master’s student, she began to research a topic very close to her heart, which she presented during the 2018 Steele Symposium “Ope …

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  • Math Ed professor to study mathematics motivation and engagement

    January 6, 2018

    When children are young, they are mathematically curious all of the time. We hear them challenging each other to count to the highest number, chatting about the concept of infinity, and identifying patterns in games that ask them  to “pick the item tha …

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