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School of Education

  • Gary Henry (left) is the dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development. Dan Rich is a professor in UD’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.

    Solutions for Wilmington Schools

    December 11, 2020

    On a chilly autumn night last November, a diverse group of educators, policy makers, researchers and community leaders gathered to discuss one of the most complicated and long-standing problems in Delaware: how to reform under-achieving schools in the …

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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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  • This image shows headshots of Chrystalla Mouza on the left and Rachel Karchmer-Klein on the right.

    Teaching, Technology and Teacher education

    November 18, 2020

    The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic presented many challenges for educators, as teachers across grade levels, content areas, and geographic regions quickly transitioned their in-person classrooms to online environments. Many educators found thems …

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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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  • Disability, Race, and Education Colloquium Series

    October 9, 2020

    The University of Delaware School of Education colloquium series continues this semester with guest speakers focusing on disability, race and education. Over the last few decades, many members of the special education community have shared concerns tha …

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  • Elementary education major Abby Griffith wants every student to succeed in school, whether they are online or in the classroom. That’s why she partnered with First State Squash online to help middle school students succeed with summer work ahead of the fall academic year.

    Fresh Perspective on Learning

    September 23, 2020

    Editor’s note: Research, community service, internships and study abroad typically make summers memorable for many University of Delaware students. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sidetracked some of these activities, UD students are 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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