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Ashleigh Daher PhD student, Carrie Ruggiano, PhD student,  Kimberly McIntee, PhD student, Chalais Carter, PhD student, and Michael Krezmien, faculty, presented their research at the New England Educational Research Conference. 
 

Dr. Torrey Trust and MSLT doctoral student Jeromie Whalen co-authored an article that explores K-12 educators' experiences with shifting to emergency remote teaching at the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Meg Gebhard's 2019 book titled Teaching and Researching ELLs’ Disciplinary Literacy Practices: SFL in Action in the Context of School Reform (Routledge) was a finalist for the American Association of Applied Linguistics Book Award. 

Tammie Samuel, SD, spoke with Zippia.com to give her opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. 

Assistant Professor Sade Bonilla has received a Public Service Endowment Grant to partner with ReadyCT, a non-profit based in Hartford, CT to evaluate the effectiveness of a rapid-response program to address gaps in CT public high school students' college and career plans. The project "Bridging the Gap to College during Covid-19: A rapid-response intervention" will assist ReadyCT in understanding how their peer-advising and skill-building model assist students in realizing their post-K-12 plans.

Ivon Arroyo and colleague Janice Kooken presented the poster "How Gritty Are Wheel-Spinners in Intelligent Tutoring Systems? A Growth Mixture Modeling Approach." 

Laura A. Valdiviezo, Professor and Director of the Center for Latino American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, and Dr. Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, presented "The Urgency to Center Indigenous Community, Youth, and Educational Research in the Andean World" at the AERA 2021 Annual Meeting.

Assistant Professor Jeanne Brunner and graduate students Christine McGrail and Kathleen Mahoney presented "Upper Elementary Students' Interactions with Nature of Science ReadAlouds" at the NARST Annual Conference for research in science education.

The Amherst, Holyoke, and Springfield Public Schools were awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Alternate ELE program which will support dual language programs and multilingual learners through an apprentice and mentoring professional development program.

Ph.D. student in Social Justice Education Alisha Smith Jean-Denis, quoted in "Shaped by Black Lives Matter, Gen Z watches Chauvin trial with cynicism and urgency: ‘What’s next?’" 

Glorimar Estevez, Master's student in the Bilingual ESL & Multicultural Education program, has been awarded the National Security Education Program's 2021 David L. Boren Fellowship.

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