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  • Roberta Golinkoff stands in the Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware, where a study recently confirmed that young children can learn from story time over video chat.

    Story Time During the Pandemic

    October 28, 2020

    So please, oh please, we beg, we pray Go throw your TV set away And in its place you can install  a lovely bookshelf on the wall. — Roald Dahl in his classic children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Though published in 1964, Dahl’s words cont …

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  • University of Delaware Associate Professor Michelle Cirillo (right) interviews undergraduate Kayla Hurst about her preservice teaching experience that moved from in-person to online during the 2020 spring semester, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Finding a Silver Lining

    September 23, 2020

    When the coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted the closure of schools,  impacting the field experience of University of Delaware students enrolled in teacher preparation programs, researchers Michelle Cirillo and Raymond LaRochelle jumped into action. They m …

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  • Uncovering Abuse

    July 6, 2020

    Those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are seven times more likely to be sexually abused in their lifetimes than people without disabilities, according to U.S. Department of Justice data on sex crimes, and they are more likely to …

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  • Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year

    June 26, 2020

    William (Bill) Lewis, associate professor in the School of Education, has been named the 2020 University of Delaware Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year. “Of the nearly 80 UD faculty who directed or co-directed domestic and international programs …

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  • Held Down and Held Back

    June 23, 2020

    Across the nation, school districts have emphasized the importance of racial and gender diversity among its educational leaders. Yet, during the 2011–2012 school year, only 20 percent of all principals were non-White, despite an increasingly diverse te …

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  • Supporting Delaware Educators

    June 18, 2020

    School buildings across Delaware and much of the nation were closed in the spring of 2020 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic and many are now closed for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the University of Delaware hasn’t been working to help …

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  • National Education Honors

    April 21, 2020

    For the second year in a row, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary education research organization, has recognized University of Delaware faculty with its most prestigious honor. Of the 12 renowne …

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  • This photo of Teachers of Tomorrow program members was taken before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic created the need for social distancing. Teachers of Tomorrow recruits Delaware high school students to pursue a teacher-education degree program at UD. From left to right are student Anij’ya Wilson, program manager Imani Powell, program coordinator Deandra Taylor, student Cooper Middleton, student Michael Sensenig and senior assistant dean Kristine Ritz.

    Teachers of Tomorrow

    April 9, 2020

    UD’s teacher pipeline program prepares high school students for careers in education Each year, the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) graduates approximately 200 teachers who will go on to fulfilling careers in …

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  • University of Delaware School of Education Professor Amanda Jansen speaks with students at Milford Central Academy. Jansen recently published a new book called, “Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn.”

    Rough Draft Math

    April 2, 2020

    Do you remember what it was like to learn math? How challenging it was to find solutions to problems that you didn’t understand? The dread of wrong answers? Before joining the University of Delaware’s School of Education, Professor Amanda Jansen was a …

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  • Building Trust in Science

    March 17, 2020

    While the public generally tends to hold favorable views of scientists, 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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