Month: October 2014

How to Expand Who Gets Gifted Services

October 22, 2014

There were more than 140 comments on my last Local Living column, where I said gifted education programs were too selective and did not appear to educate bright children any better than challenging courses we offer everyone in this region. This is a sensitive topic, particularly with parents of gifted children. I expected the worst […]

Educator and Neag alumnus is Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year

October 10, 2014

Sometimes Cara Quinn’s sixth grade students at Sunset Ridge School like to call her “crazy.” But they mean it in a good way, that she stands out, said Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to the sixth- and fifth-graders from Sunset Ridge who gathered in the gym Wednesday afternoon. “That means she’s kind of neat, right?” She’s a […]

Neag Alumnus Receives Milken Educator Award

October 10, 2014

  In the midst of what Metacomet Elementary School Principal Desi Nesmith believed was an assembly to congratulate students on their reading and writing scores, Nesmith was surprised to learn that he was the reason school staff, community and state officials had gathered. Thursday afternoon, Nesmith was recognized as the 2014 recipient of the Milken Educator […]

Neag Celebration and Faculty Talks

October 8, 2014

  Please join Dean Richard L. Schwab at the Neag School of Education’s 15th Anniversary Celebration of the naming of the School by Ray and Carole Neag on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UConn. Listen to a powerful keynote speaker, learn from a faculty member talk on an important education […]