Author: Brian Dunnigan


Evaluation of Connecticut’s Prekindergarten Program

October 3, 2014

Interest in the effects of prekindergarten generally can be traced back to the 1960s, while interest in state-funded prekindergarten programs through rigorous methods has been a more recent policy question of interest.


SIWI gets to the Core! Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

October 3, 2014

SIWI Gets to the Core! provides up to 30 teachers and administrators of the deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) with professional development specific to increasing teacher knowledge in the Grade 6-12 Common Core State Standards in Reading (CCSS-Reading)


Math Literacy in English Across Disciplines (MathLEAD)

October 3, 2014

Findings from studies conducted by practicing educators guided by Neag Faculty (Rojas, PI and Reyes, Co-PI) funded by the U.S. Department of Education for professional development and enhancement support integrating math vocabulary across disciplines.


Strengthening Connecticut’s STEM Pipeline

September 25, 2014

Consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 science programs across Connecticut need to be re-designed to realize a vision for education in the sciences and engineering in which students actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas across STEM fields.


Bridging Practices Among Connecticut Mathematics Educators

September 25, 2014

Bridging Practices Among Connecticut Mathematics Educators (BPCME) is a professional development program for mathematics educators teaching grades 3 – 11 that aims to deepen teachers’ mathematics content knowledge and strengthen their ability to support students’ reasoning, argumentation, and communication in mathematics.


The Collaboratory Project

September 25, 2014

The Collaboratory is an organizing structure for the collaborative discussion of “problems of practice” that are of interest to both K-12 teachers and university researchers.


Constructions of Comprehension in Middle Grades Classrooms

September 25, 2014

This study investigates the ways teachers use language to mediate student understanding during reading comprehension instruction. Using a variety of data collection strategies, the study details teacher talk during comprehension instruction.




Research on Supporting Teachers

September 25, 2014

Supporting the Development of High Quality Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers and Teacher Leaders is a project supported by the Knowles Foundation for Science Teaching (KSTF), which funds fellowships for beginning teachers to enhance their leadership and teaching skills.