In collaboration with the student teams enrolled in her "Family Engagement in Education" course, Yoko Yamamoto launched a new website aimed at providing resources and information to local Providence families and educators.
A new report spearheaded by John Papay, Associate Professor, explores the successes and failures of Massachusetts high school students in the last two decades, following the passage of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act.
Former Visiting Assistant Professor Mona Abo-Zena recently co-edited a special issue of the journal "Research in Human Development." Much of the work that appears in the journal began while visiting the Education Department.
For Mayah Emerson UEP'20, she always knew that the education field was her calling. Following completion of the Urban Education Policy program, she plans to challenge the systems that govern classrooms.
A new article by Department Chair Tracy Steffes explores the 1973 Illinois Resource Equalizer Formula that "was designed to reduce disparities in school finance by breaking the connection between local wealth and school revenue."
A new article from Professor of Education Susanna Loeb's Education Week series, "Weighing the Research: What Works, What Doesn't," explores how possible teacher layoffs could affect schools and students.
The work of Assistant Professor Andrea Flores, who is currently writing a book on education-related “sibcare”—activities encompassing everything from looking out for a younger sibling to full-time childcare, is highlighted.
Yoko Yamamoto, Visiting Assistant Professor in Education, contributed a chapter, "Are There Parenting Gaps? Research on Child-Rearing and Education in the U.S." to a recently published book in Japanese.
Yoko Yamamoto's recent article, "Young children's beliefs about school learning in Japan and the United States: Cultural and socioeconomic comparisons," was published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
The Department of Education seeks an outstanding teacher educator with a commitment to advancing educational equity in urban schools to join our dynamic and growing department as a Lecturer in Social Studies Education beginning in summer 2020.
In an article in The Providence Journal, Director of the Urban Education Policy program, Kenneth Wong, comments on wide gaps between graduation rates and SAT scores in Rhode Island high schools. "It's important for the districts and the commissioner to communicate why this is important, that it's clearly connected to college and career readiness."
In a new article published by the Urban Affairs Review, Assistant Professor of Education Jonathan Collins examines the way in which teachers form assessments of schools and districts that motivate their political behavior. The new theory proposed and tested in this article centers on deliberative democracy.