Month: November 2012

Neag Team Leads the Way on Intensive Early Reading Initiative

November 5, 2012

Connecticut has some of the nationʼs worst disparities when it comes to the reading performance of low-income students compared to their more affluent peers, but an innovative new initiative coordinated by the University of Connecticutʼs Neag School of Education aims to study and change that. Launching this fall, the CT K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) will […]

New Practice Guide: Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers

November 5, 2012

Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers, a new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide, provides four recommendations that teachers and other educators can use to improve students’ writing. After examining the relevant research evidence, a panel of experts in writing, language arts, and education research developed the practice guide that highlights the following […]

Neag Study: School Psychologists Can Play Key Role in Reducing Obesity, Raising Scores

November 5, 2012

How school psychologists can help students prevent obesity and, in turn, achieve academic success is the focus of a study conducted by Neag School of Education researchers and published in the National Association of School Psychologists’ School Psychology Forum. Based on research Neag Educational Psychology doctoral student Scott McCarthy conducted for his dissertation, the study […]