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  • U.S. Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy: Through the Eyes of a 5-year-old By Dr. Luane Oprea, Assistant Professor of Counseling Sitting in the lobby area outside a courtroom I felt the tension and anxiety of children and adults who were waiting for their turn to meet with the judge. They were waiting to understand their immigration status in the United States. As I watched the children and adults ...
  • Makiyah: What Happened? By Dr. Cynthia Greer, Associate Professor of Counseling/Education On hot summer days every child should be able to have the experience of going swimming, getting an ice cream cone, and playing outside with friends and family. One hot summer day ten year old Makiyah Wilson who had just finished swimming and walked with money in hand to buy ...
  • Do teachers need training to be effective? By Janet Stocks, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education The recent news that 25% of DCPS teachers lack the required credentials to teach is a serious issue and one that adversely impacts D.C. students. (See Washington Post: About a Quarter of D.C. Public Schools Teachers Lack Required Certification.) Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander explains that all of ...
  • A Cycle of Empowerment: A Response to Analysis of Attendance and Graduation By Dr. Deborah Taub, Assistant Professor of Special Education The recent report on the Analysis of Attendance and Graduation Outcomes at Public High Schools in the District of Columbia, released January 16, 2018 demonstrates that students who live in low income areas are more likely to be absent. There are some who may point to this ...
  • Educating Early Childhood Workers Makes Sense for the Children – and the Workers By Dr. Janet Stocks, Dean, School of Education We, as a society, do not pay teachers enough.  And that is particularly true for those who work with infants, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children.  There is no doubt that societies that value educators and pay them a competitive wage attract more highly qualified teachers, and enjoy significantly better ...
  • Celebrate the Week of the Young Child! Bweikia Foster Steen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education This week, April 24-28, is the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) week of the young child.  During this week, NAEYC celebrates early learning, young children, and their teachers and families. NAEYC’s website provides resources, tips, and links that will engage all children, teachers, ...
  • Why educating early childhood workers makes sense Janet Stocks, PhD, Dean, School of Education, Trinity Washington University We, as a society, do not pay teachers enough.  And that is particularly true for those who work with infants, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children.  There is no doubt that societies that value educators and pay them a competitive wage attract more highly qualified teachers, and enjoy ...
  • What does Civic Engagement mean to you? (Dean’s note:  The School of Education is pursuing the theme “Social Justice through Family and Civic Engagement” during this academic year.  This blog will explore many aspects of that theme.  Contributions are welcome, if you would like to share your thoughts) Civic Engagement: What does this mean to you? Many Schools of Education place an emphasis on ...
  • Interrupting the cycle of abuse Were you aware of how many children are abused and neglected in our communities and the world and who often never receive any early abuse assessment and treatment intervention?  Professional School Counselors, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Educators, Administrators and others hear about these cases every day.  We can all make a difference!  Just a ...
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! By Guest Blogger Dr. Bweikia Steen Oh, the memories I have made and shared by reading many of Dr. Seuss’s all time favorites:  Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish… but my favorite Dr. Seuss book would have to be Green Eggs and Ham.  ...
  • Trinity focuses on Early Childhood Education by guest blogger Associate Dean Lynn Johnson DO YOU LOVE WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND WANT TO SEE THEM GET A GREAT START IN THEIR EDUCATION?  TURN TO TRINITY! Trinity is rolling out an array of Early Childhood Education degrees, designed to meet various career goals, but all focused on the importance of preschool programs.  Early Childhood Education ...
  • Trinity Alumna guest of Michelle Obama at State of the Union Trinity Alumna and DCPS Teacher of the Year Kathy Hallowell-Makle will be Michelle Obama’s guest at the State of the Union address on January 28.  
  • Counseling candidate receives prestigious scholarship School of Education Counseling candidate Jane Ssemanda has received a National Forum for Black Public Administrators – Washington, DC Chapter (NFBPA-WDC) Scholarship Award which “recognizes an African-American or minority graduate student working towards a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field who exemplifies outstanding leadership, scholarship, and public service.”   Ms. Ssemanda has also been ...
  • School of Education Celebrates It’s a new year, and a new semester for the School of Education at Trinity!

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