After five years as dean of the Neag School of Education, Thomas C. DeFranco, Ph.D., has returned to life as a full-time mathematics professor in both the Neag School and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
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UConn’s Neag School of Education is launching an online graduate certificate in School Law, beginning in the spring of 2015. The 12-credit program is designed to help educators, administrators, policy makers and parents gain the expertise needed to cut through confusing “legalese” and better understand the legal dimensions of K-12 education.
Connecticut has passed legislation that includes new requirements for diagnostic screening tools for reading in kindergarten through the third grade. Word on the street is that the new requirements align well with one assessment in particular: DIBELS, or Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, an early literacy assessment used in over 15,000 schools nationwide, including many in Connecticut. Why is this a problem?
The circle of high-achieving American students is becoming a preserve for the white and well-off, with potentially severe consequences for the country’s promise of equal opportunity, according to a new report by UConn professor Jonathan Plucker and colleagues at two other universities.
The UConn Poll recently shared survey findings about the Common Core initiative and public opinion suggests that people are skeptical. You’re invited to an exciting evening networking, discussion and debate.
“The Glasgow Five” is not the name of a new European rock band or infamous team of criminals, but the nickname adopted by the five Neag students who recently spent three weeks in Scotland studying how the University of Glasgow could best use social media to recruit, prepare and support international students.
Neag alumnus, Lisa Kivell, offers her opinion on the need to talk openly about mental illness, instead of keeping in the closet.
After leading UConn’s Strategic Planning Efforts, Richard L. Schwab has returned to the Neag School of Education as dean to lead the implementation of the school’s Academic Plan with two new associate deans, Casey Cobb and Sandra Chafouleas.
The Neag School of Education at UConn has been selected to participate in a national program aimed at recruiting more black and Hispanic men into teacher preparation programs.