Zirin’s lecture, “Social Issues in Sport,” was featured as part of a newly created “Beyond the Field” lecture series, focusing on how sports and society are intertwined. The series was coordinated by the sport management branch of UConn’s Neag School of Education.
Sport management graduate student Khalil Griffith traveled to Kenya this past month for the second time, having visited previously in the summer of 2016. During this most recent trip, Griffith conducted workshops to promote healthy masculinity in villages throughout Kibera, a neighborhood in the city of Nairobi, and worked to implement positive youth curriculums in communities with the organization A Call to Men. Here, he shares his experiences from both trips, and how his ventures changed not only the lives of others, but his own as well.
The following PBIS Practitioners Guide — titled National Climate Change: 5 Ways Schools Can Positively and Proactively Support All Students — originally appeared on the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports website and is authored by Neag School faculty Brandi Simonsen, George Sugai, Jennifer Freeman, and Tamika La Salle.
The Neag School of Education conducted an opening reception of the Implicit Bias Exhibition at the Homer Babbidge Library on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.
A new, interactive exhibit focused on implicit bias has arrived at the UConn Storrs campus. Created by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the exhibit will be hosted at the Homer Babbidge Library through Feb. 28.
As members of the Equity and Social Justice Task Force, we believe that the new social and political context created by the presidential election requires not only that we reiterate these commitments, but also that we, the Equity and Social Justice Task Force, acknowledge and empathize with the many individuals and groups in our community who are experiencing a considerable amount of pain, fear, and concern for their safety.
Neag School undergraduate students are part of a pilot initiative with Stamford Public Schools, where the students worked in different capacities over winter break.
The seventh- and eighth-grade years can be tough times of adjustment for students transitioning from elementary school and preparing for high school. And for the past 10 years, Smith Middle School principal Donna Schilke has been there to help students navigate those difficult years.
Social justice and equity remains an area of focus for Neag School researchers, particularly given that the achievement gap between Connecticut’s low-income and minority students and their peers is among the largest in the United States. Here, the Neag School highlights several key avenues of research work in this area.
The Berkshire Eagle (Neag School’s Michael Coyne led a research team to conduct workshops as part of a literacy research project)