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 more Americans know about the Common Core Standards Initiative, the less likely they are to think it will achieve its goal of improving nationwide education outcomes in reading, writing, and math for K-12 students, according to a UConn Poll.
Suzanne Wilson, a nationally renowned expert on teacher preparation and professional development, joined UConnʼs Neag School of Education as the Neag Endowed Professorship from Michigan State University.
While policymakers and pundits are still debating what changes should be made in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, the Neag School of Education is giving graduate students, teachers, and administrators from across New England practical training in how to prepare for and respond to crises of all sizes. The nationally acclaimed PREPaRE program, […]
One day, Del Siegle had an epiphany while watching his two and a half-year-old daughter playing with a puzzle game on his new iPad. “She and I had played with this app together, and so when I walked into the room and saw her using it, I said to my wife, ʻDid you turn it […]
Studying law and education issues side by side might not seem like an obvious combination, and that perception, says Preston C. Green III, can lead to dire consequences for how children are educated. Green is a nationally recognized education law expert who will join the University of Connecticut faculty in the fall from Pennsylvania State […]
George Sugai, a professor in UConn’s Neag School of Education and an expert on school climate and student behavior, addressed a conference in February that included Vice President Joe Biden on the topic of making schools safer in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Sugai, who in December co-authored a national position paper […]
After four years of changing the face of education in Hartford, the Renzulli Academy is expanding its nationally renowned model of gifted-and-talented schooling to three new districts in Connecticut. Starting this fall, students in Bridgeport, New London, and Windham will be able to attend schools for fourth-through-sixth graders modeled on the Hartford program, which has […]
For Jonathan Plucker, one of the nationally prominent scholars attracted to the University of Connecticut by an ambitious new faculty hiring plan, a move to Storrs is both a new beginning and a homecoming. The Montville, Conn. native, who has become widely recognized both in and outside his field as an expert in evaluation and […]
Connecticut has some of the nationʼs worst disparities when it comes to the reading performance of low-income students compared to their more affluent peers, but an innovative new initiative coordinated by the University of Connecticutʼs Neag School of Education aims to study and change that. Launching this fall, the CT K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) will […]