Month: June 2010

Bank of America Gift Supports Teacher-Training Partnership Between Bulkeley High, UConn

June 9, 2010

Bank of America has donated $25,000 through the UConn Foundation to the Teacher Preparatory Studies Program at Bulkeley High School, a new initiative that prepares and encourages talented students, particularly from minority groups, to become teachers. The initiative is believed to be the state’s first dedicated teaching program focused on recruiting, supporting, and preparing talented […]

Swaminathan Honored by Research Profession

June 1, 2010

Hariharan Swaminathan, head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and a renowned research expert in his field of educational measurement, has been selected as a 2010 Fellow by the American Educational Research Association. Swaminathan, who has co-written two books on item response theory, was honored with 66 other fellows […]

A Higher Ed Guide for Students with Disabilities

June 1, 2010

It will come as no surprise to any college student (or parent of one) that achieving success in higher education starts with the right preparation during the K-12 years. But for students with disabilities, postsecondary education presents an additional set of challenges, though they too can be met with the right strategies in place. In […]

Neag School Tops in Northeast

June 1, 2010

The Neag School of Education continued its dominance as the No. 1 public school of education in the Northeast, according to the 2011 annual review of the best U.S. graduate schools announced in April by the U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News ranked the Neag School 31st among 279 private and public education schools surveyed. […]

Madaus Advocates for Help for ‘Hidden’ War Wounds

June 1, 2010

Every battlefield has yielded its share of wounded warriors, but in the aftermath of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans with disabilities now receive as much attention for their cognitive and psychological impairment as they do for their physical wounds. For Neag Associate Professor Joseph Madaus, […]

Magnet Schools Provide Academic and Social Benefits, Study Reports

June 1, 2010

Both white and minority children in Connecticut’s magnet schools showed stronger connections to their peers of other races than students in their home districts, and city students made greater academic gains than students in non-magnet city schools, Casey Cobb and a team of colleagues found in research commissioned by the state. Cobb, associate professor of […]

Gifted Ed in the U.S.: A Case of Bright Child Neglect

June 1, 2010

The nation is failing its 3 million brightest students with dramatically uneven funding, policies and oversight of gifted education at the state and local levels, a Neag School of Education team found in a recent survey representing 47 states. Del Siegle and Catherine Little, associate professors in gifted education at Neag, conducted the research with […]

Neag Professor Spearheads Hartford Promise Neighborhood Efforts

June 1, 2010

Neag kinesiology professor Jennie Bruening knows what the late Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who inspired the film “Stand and Deliver,” and Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, both know: Low academic performance in deprived communities can’t be chalked up to the kids. So, Bruening, inspired by Whatever It Takes, a book about […]

Education Leadership Roundtable

June 1, 2010

UCONN Magazine and the Neag School of Education brought together five alumni and graduates of the educational leadership certificate program to discuss leadership in Connecticut public schools, moderated by Robert M. Villanova ’86 Ph.D., director of the Executive Leadership Program in the Neag School and former superintendent of schools in Farmington, Conn. Participants included Alan […]