Dr. Lisa Sanetti, associate professor in School Psychology, has been named the 2015-16 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow. The award was announced at a ceremony in the Alumni House on April 22.
Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Assistant Professor Chris Rhoads was named Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ) Outstanding Reviewer for 2014-15. The announcement was made by the journal’s editor, Dr. Casey Cobb. Educational Administration Quarterly publishes prominent empirical and conceptual articles focused on timely and critical leadership and policy issues of educational organizations.
While conventional wisdom may hold that academically gifted students can take care of themselves in school, a new report co-authored by UConn professor of education Jonathan Plucker reveals a starkly different story.
High-achieving students from low-income households are lagging far behind their wealthier peers in schools across the United States; and this situation has created an expanding “Excellence Gap,” according to the report, that is robbing the country of an abundance of talent and knowledge, undermining low-income students’ chances for social mobility, and impacting the nation’s future economic prosperity.
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