Approximately 100 school, mental health, and community leaders from across the state gathered at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs on Wednesday, May 24, to discuss childhood trauma and the impact it can have on a child’s education, as well as possible strategies for responding to children who have experienced trauma or have behavioral health issues.
Kristi Kappael, now a doctoral student in the Neag School’s Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy program with a concentration in adult learning, shares the story of her journey — from high school dropout to aspiring educator.
Solomon Schechter Day School students Olivia Boustani and Jeremy Eisen were privileged to present at the annual University of Connecticut Teaching and Learning with iPads Conference last week.
Longtime city educator and Bulkeley High School Principal Gayle Allen-Greene said Thursday that she is retiring after 37 years in the Hartford public schools.
Armed with a new plan about how to make New Haven “the City That Reads,” Mayor Toni Harp is putting a call out to big-buck not-for-profits to help pay the freight.
Harp and leaders of a 36-member blue ribbon panel released the plan — a report on how to bring all students to grade-level reading and make all citizens more literate — at a Wednesday afternoon press conference at City Hall.
When Mayor Toni Harp was elected president of the Board of Education in October 2015, she said convening a blue ribbon commission on reading would be a priority to make New Haven “a city that reads.”
In the wake of this past fall’s landmark Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell court ruling, UConn’s Neag School of Education brought together individuals from across the state of Connecticut for a daylong summit dedicated to exploring special education issues.
The following excerpt — which features Neag School Class of 2017 music education major Jamie Wisset — originally appeared on UConn Today as part of a larger piece on Commencement 2017.
The Neag School’s Class of 2017 graduates and their guests joined faculty, staff, and administrators this past weekend in celebration of Commencement Weekend, held on the UConn Storrs campus.