UD, Christina School District partner to improve literacy, behavior at Stubbs

By on February 02, 2017

Hoping to improve the quality of education in urban schools, University of Delaware is teaming up with Christina School District’s Stubbs Elementary to develop a system to better manage behavioral and educational challenges. UD’s Ralph Ferretti, the director of the School of Education, said over the next five years of working with Stubbs, he hopes the partnership will find new ways to offer students and teachers the support needed at the high poverty school.

“We want to make it a place where great teachers want to go to work,” Ferretti said. Some teachers avoid inner-city schools and gravitate toward suburban ones, Ferretti said. He believes placing UD students in classrooms at Stubbs will prepare them for the challenges of teaching in an urban setting. Read more here.

This partnership is in line with the System Governance, Alignment and Performance recommendations in Student Success 2025.