UConn and Yale Partner to Offer Spring 2021 Course


High school students from some of the most disadvantaged districts in the United States will soon be able to take UConn classes as part of their curriculum.

That’s thanks to UConn joining a group of other prestigious universities in the National Education Equity Lab, which creates new pathways for low-income students and students of color to advance and demonstrate college-readiness.

The Ed Equity Lab does this by offering talented students from underserved high schools nationwide college credit-bearing online courses in teacher-led high school classrooms, at no cost to students. School districts involved in the program include New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, Buffalo, and nearby Meriden. Catherine Valentin, a Meriden teacher at Maloney High School, is one of the supervising teachers at Ed Equity Lab.

UConn’s participation in the program begins in spring 2021 as it partners with Yale University to offer “The Science of Happiness” taught by Yale professor Laurie Santos. High school students who complete the class will earn UConn credit through the Early College Experience (ECE) program.

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