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Jahana Hayes National Teacher of the Year

National Teacher of the Year Gives Words of Encouragement to Current and Future Educators

by: Alexandra Walz   

The Neag School of Education hosted Jahana Hayes — an education spokesperson, teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Conn., and 2016 National Teacher of the Year — as the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Celebration of Diversity in Education event, held Sept. 28 at the Alumni Center on the UConn Storrs campus.

Wallace Foundation Names Neag School Part of $47M Principal Preparation Program Initiative

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

The Wallace Foundation has selected the University of Connecticut to participate in a national $47 million initiative to develop models over the next four years for improving university principal preparation programs and to examine state policy to see if it could be strengthened to encourage higher-quality training statewide. An independent study will capture lessons from the participating universities and their partners, to be shared with policymakers and practitioners across the country.

Arthur Lerner; Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates; Norwich Free Academy STEM Camp

Noyce Scholarships Offer Opportunity, Support for Careers in Teaching Science

by: Alexandra Walz   

Thanks to a $30,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, 43-year-old Arthur Lerner is now advancing his education through the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates at UConn’s Avery Point campus. The scholarship is helping to create a smooth transition for him as he goes from nonprofit work to pursuing a career as a biology teacher.

Dean Gladis Kersaint; UConn Neag School of Education

Q&A: Get to Know the Neag School’s New Dean, Gladis Kersaint

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

This past summer, the Neag School of Education welcomed Professor Gladis Kersaint as dean. Dean Kersaint most recently served as professor of mathematics and associate dean of academic affairs and research for the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Here, she sits down to share insight into her background as well as her vision for the Neag School going forward.

Food Justice; Food insecurity; Rene Roselle; Neag School of Education

Food Justice: Access, Equity, & Sustainability for Healthy Students & Communities

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

The following excerpt comes from an article — titled “Food Justice: Access, Equity, and Sustainability for Healthy Students and Communities” — co-authored by Neag School associate professor René Roselle and first-year educational leadership doctoral student Chelsea Connery ’13 (ED), ’14 MA, who is also an alum of the Neag School Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program. In this piece, Roselle and Connery examine the issue of food insecurity and its impact on student achievement, touching on examples of solutions in Connecticut.

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