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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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  • Head shot of Professor Nancy Jordan in an outdoor, wooded area.

    Helping Children Learn Math

    February 18, 2020

    The joys of counting often begin during the toddler years as children sing along to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” or laugh with The Count on Sesame Street. But what happens when a child struggles to match those numbers with quantities? Many …

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  • Social Robots Teach Cyber Safety

    February 13, 2020

    UD-developed teaching tools help children become safe digital citizens   Fifth graders from The College School on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus recently learned important lessons about safeguarding information online from an unusual t …

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  • Portrait for Dean Gary Henry on the steps of Memorial Hall.

    Gary Henry ranked among 100 most impactful education policy scholars

    January 13, 2020

    Congratulations to CEHD dean Gary T. Henry, who has once again been named to the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Top 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Henry is ranked 81st in the nation—recognized for his extensive contributions to educa …

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  • Graphic with Rachel Karchmer-Klein's faculty portrait and the cover of her new edited collected, Effective Practices in Online Teacher Preparation for Literacy Educators

    How Learning Thrives in Digital Classrooms

    January 13, 2020

    The number of college students enrolled in online degree programs continues to grow. According to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, one-in-six students are now enrolled in online-only programs, and nearly one-in-three will take at leas …

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  • Two students work together on a literacy assignment in classroom with books, paper and pencil, and a computer.

    Improving Student Learning

    January 13, 2020

    Shaping minds is a big responsibility, one that teachers in classrooms across America embrace every day. With the introduction of Common Core or state standards in math, science and English, teachers are tasked with delivering rigorous material in ways …

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  • This image shows a professor working with a student in a graduate lab on the left-hand side, and a professor teaching a class of students on the right-hand side.

    Mangone Award Winners

    December 12, 2019

    The University of Delaware’s Francis Alison Society has selected Jason Gleghorn, assistant professor in the College of Engineering, and Joshua Wilson, assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, as the winners of the 2019 Ger …

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  • Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (right), Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, meets with a child before his participation in learning experiments at the Child’s Play, Learning and Development Laboratory.

    Your Baby is a Genius

    October 22, 2019

    Did you know your baby is a genius? It’s a serious question, one that University of Delaware professor Roberta Michnick Golinkoff has been asking parents since she arrived on campus in 1974 and established the Infant Language Lab, since renamed the Chi …

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  • A mother enjoying quality time reading to her infant.

    Reading’s Best Language

    September 23, 2019

    A new study co-authored by the University of Delaware’s Steven Amendum has found that children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read Engli …

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