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    Reading instruction

    July 29, 2022

    Teaching children to read is complex, and there are different approaches to teaching literacy, with some methods focusing on phonics and others focusing more heavily on language comprehension. Research has shown, however, that the most effective instruction includes explicit instruction in both.

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  • Delaware First: Shaping the Next Generation of Educators

    May 11, 2022

    Growing up, Kayla Grant had many ideas of what she wanted to be. A biologist. An actress. A lawyer. An advocate for kids with special needs. Now, as a sophomore at the University of Delaware, she is taking pieces of all those professions and applying t …

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  • I Heart UD Giving Day

    May 2, 2022

    I Heart UD Giving Day May 4, 2022 I Heart UD Giving Day is an opportunity for the UD community to collectively support faculty, staff and student-led causes, programs and initiatives that matter most to them. Together, the UD community can make a lasti …

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  • Do Cell Phones Distract Us From Interacting with our Kids?

    April 8, 2022

    Over the last several years, many researchers in early childhood education have focused on the amount of screen time that children receive each day and how it may affect their learning or development. But, what about the amount of time that a parent or …

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  • The 12 graduating Governor’s Institute for School Leadership fellows pose for a photo with Tracy Hudson, leadership specialist in the Delaware Academy of School Leadership (DASL), Jacquelyn Wilson, director of DASL, Mark Holodick, now Delaware Secretary of Education, and Michael Saylor, education associate for school leadership in the Delaware Department of Education.

    Learning with Educational Leaders

    April 5, 2022

    Effective school principals not only foster positive learning environments and improve teacher retention, but also affect student achievement — recent research has found that they add about three months’ worth of growth in students’ math and reading ac …

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  • Brave Community

    November 22, 2021

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

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  • UD Alumna Wins National Teaching Award

    October 4, 2021

    UD alumna, Amanda Binkley (CEHD18), has received the 2021-22 Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from the nonprofit organization, Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Binkley, a graduate of the School of Education’s Teacher Leadership program and an engineer …

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  • UD teacher residents accept teaching positions in Red Clay Consolidated School District during its Teacher Signing Day. From left to right: Krissy Najera (director of DCTE), Jamie Bailey (director of UD’s Teacher Residency program), Mariela Lomeli, Alexa Cruz, Meghan Purcell (UD residents), Governor John Carney, CEHD dean Gary T. Henry, Meghan Salter, Claire Bennett, and Clark Scott (UD residents).

    Resident Teacher Success

    September 14, 2021

    In light of the national shortage of teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade, many universities with teacher preparation programs are seeking creative ways to encourage more undergraduates to pursue teaching as a career. The University of Delaware, …

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  • Dr. Jill Biden

    In Support of our Ed.D. alumna, Dr. Jill Biden

    December 22, 2020

    In light of a recent opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal that focused on one of our most esteemed graduates, Dr. Jill Biden, questioning the legitimacy of doctoral credentials in higher education, we want to state very clearly: The Unive …

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  • Kimberly Stock

    Teacher of the Year

    December 3, 2020

    Teacher Kimberly Stock usually starts the school year by asking students to write a set of rules for the class. Stock has her own rules as well, the most important being “Respect,” but the students work together to submit their own rules and negotiate …

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