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School of Education

  • Teaching Anti-racism

    March 5, 2021

    When Black Lives Matter protests erupted in the spring of 2020 in hundreds of cities across the world, University of Delaware doctoral student Diane Codding watched the events unfold while preparing her dissertation proposal on anti-racism and white fr …

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  • Online Access to Information

    February 15, 2021

    Many parents and guardians of school-aged children are familiar with the board of education for their child’s district, which often sets strategic priorities for schools and develops education policies. As their children progress in their K-12 educatio …

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  • Distinguished Service

    January 26, 2021

    Rachel Karchmer-Klein, associate professor in the School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware, has received the 2020 Albert J. Kingston Award for Distinguished Service to the Literacy Research Association (LRA), a professional organization …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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