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Commissioner Dianna Wentzell speaks at Trauma Symposium

State Leaders Attend Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

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.

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What Being a High School Dropout Taught Me About Teaching

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

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.

Neag School Announces Partnership With Mashantucket Pequot Museum

by: Alexandra Walz   

Stemming from the Thomas J. Dodd Center’s human rights education initiative, a new partnership was established between University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, the Upstander Project, and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. The partnership is called the Upstander Academy, which formally came together last year as a way to practice outreach and human rights education with the community.

10 Questions With Educational Leader and Alum Miguel A. Cardona

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Four-time Neag School alumnus Miguel A. Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP is the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning at Meriden Public Schools in Meriden, Conn. Here, he takes part in the Neag School’s “10 Questions” series.

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