Author: Tom Breen






iPads 101 for Teachers

May 29, 2013

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 […]


Education Law Expert Preston Green III Joins UConn Faculty

May 29, 2013

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 […]



Renzulli Academy Model Expands to Three New Connecticut School Districts

March 29, 2013

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 Education Policy Expert Plucker, UConn Move is Homecoming

November 26, 2012

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 […]


Neag Team Leads the Way on Intensive Early Reading Initiative

November 5, 2012

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 […]