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Math LEAD alumni: Josue Lopez

10 Questions With Josué Lopez, Dean’s Doctoral Scholar

WIN: Windham Info Network Webpage

Resources and information to help families navigate around Willimantic, Windham, and beyond

Recursos e información para ayudar a las familias a navegar alrededor de Willimantic, Windham y más allá


Check out local job postings in our LinkedIn group!

UConn Bilingual Ed



A Workshop to Move Connecticut Towards Best–‐Practices for All Students

Saturday, February 28 (snow date 3/7),


Place: Torp Theater, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), New Britain, CT



What is Best for Bilingual Students in New Britain?

What is Best for Bilingual Students in New Britain?


Date: Saturday, January 31 (snow date 2/28)

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Place: Community Room, New Britain Public Library


LPRAC Public Policy Forum on ELL/Bilingual Education

Action needed – Let’s represent – strength in numbers!

What changes would you like to happen to improve outcomes for ELL students?

LPRAC Public Policy Forum on ELL/Bilingual Education

Tuesday, January 13 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hartford, CT

(Planning meeting at Dr. Rojas tomorrow, Sunday at 3:30 – please RSVP)

Let us know if you’ll be joining us so we can separate you into group. If you are unable to added on the 30th, we highly encourage you to compose a statement. Please try to support your statement with research. Feel free to contribute in areas such as:

  • Sheltered Transformational Pedagogy
  • Assessment of ELLs
  • Assessment of teachers
  • Common core/ smart balance

Connecticut has the highest in the nation gap in 8th grade math scores between English Language Learners (ELL) and not ELL students. We will ask teachers what changes they would like to happen to improve outcomes for their ELL/bilingual students.  We will ask business how they are impacted as the state’s population becomes increasingly multi-lingual.  Professors will share the latest research and respond to misconceptions about ELL/bilingual education.  Legislators will provide their perspective on ELL/bilingual education in our public schools.

Please come to both hear and be heard on ELL/bilingual education in the Land of Steady Habits.

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is hosting an important public policy forum on English Language Learners (ELL) and bilingual education in Connecticut.  Classroom teachers, business, professors, and legislators will discuss the status of ELL/bilingual education and how to improve outcomes for Connecticut’s non-English speaking children.

Check out our latest news

Check out out latest news, including a broadcast of Dr. Eliana D. Rojas’ interview on Pura Politica, Dr. Nivea Torres’ Award, and Dr. Xae Alicia Reyes’ Presentation at the 1st Annual Latino Families Festival at Manchester High School.

Find regular photos and links on our “Past Activities and Events Page

Mathematics and its Teaching in the Southern Americas

Mathematics and its Teaching in the Southern Americas release at

Teachers College’s Second Annual Mathematics Education Symposium

Look for UConn’s Eliana D. Rojas’ chapter,

CHILE: The Context and Pedagogy of Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Pre-publication copies available at

Teachers College’s Second Annual Mathematics Education Symposium

October 13, 2014

Please click here for registration information

Interview with new Windham Superintendent

Dr. Xae Alicia Reyes recently interviewed Dr. Patricia Garcia, the new Windham superintendent.

Please follow this link to view:

Dr. Reyes’ show, Education Matters can be seen on CTV14 Tuesdays at 4:00, Wednesdays at 7:30, Thursdays at 6:00 and Saturdays at 10:00.


We are accepting applications for Math LEAD PE funding

We are accepting applications for Math LEAD Professional Enhancement for Spring 2015 funding. This competitive award grants 1-2 three credit graduate level courses in Curriculum and Instruction with focus in Bilingual and/or TESOL education. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2014 and interviews will take place in November. Please visit the Math LEAD pages for further information and how to apply.