Month: February 2011

Accolades from Neag Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students

February 3, 2011

We want to hear from you! Accolades is a special section in the Spotlight about the accomplishments from our faculty, alumni, and students. If you have some great news to share, please let us know. Feel free to email them to Elizabeth Osga (Sixth-Year Diploma in special education ’85, Ph.D. in education leadership ’05), […]

Neag Faculty Take the Lead at Educator Effectiveness Symposium

February 3, 2011

One of the hottest topics in public education is the issue of evaluating teachers. Two years ago, a fierce competition for federal Race to the Top money prompted states to propose using data analysis to tie teacher performance directly to student test scores. “I think we’ve all realized it’s far more complicated than it appears,” […]

Neag Faculty Member and Student Recognized as Finalists for Public Engagement Award

February 3, 2011

On Nov. 29, 2010, the University of Connecticut held the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement, in which a professor and student from the Neag School of Education were recognized as finalists. The Office of Public Engagement selected one faculty member, one staff member, one graduate student, one undergraduate student and one university […]

Neag School of Education Welcomed New Faculty and Staff During Fall Semester

February 3, 2011

  Susannah Everett Susannah Everett is a research associate with the Center for Behavioral Education & Research. Her focus is to support the research and implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) in the Hartford Public Schools, with specific attention on targeted interventions. She will also work with CT State Education Resource Center […]

The Odds Are With ‘All-American’ Stats Teacher

February 3, 2011

As Fred Carofano’s advanced placement students file into his East Hartford statistics class on the Tuesday before Christmas, he hands out a playing card that determines where they will sit and gives them a quick statistics problem to work on. If they get it right, they get a stamp that yields points at the end […]

Invaluable Alumni Professional Development at Neag School

February 3, 2011

Faculty from the Neag School of Education keep in touch with their graduates and offers alumni professional development opportunities to facilitate continual growth and development even after their students receive their diplomas from the University of Connecticut. “Upon admission to the IB/M program, I always tell my students that our relationship will continue long after […]

Scholarship Donor Honors Educator Father, and Neag School

February 3, 2011

Carmen Effron wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. Kenneth Arminio, a career, Boston College and Neag-trained educator, taught at Pomperaug High School from 1951 until his death on Christmas Day 1968. “I found when he died … it was a huge, huge service because he really touched the lives of many people,” she recalls. […]

UConn Steps in to Help Bassick High Turn Things Around

February 1, 2011

Widline Guerrier, 17, a Bassick High School senior in Bridgeport, wants more challenge. She is tired of friends picking on where she attends high school and insinuating her courses are less rigorous than theirs. Judy Whittingham, a parent with three children at Bassick, wants books that go home with students, even if they have to […]