The principles and practices of Guilford public education are making their way across the globe—all the way to Jordan. Through a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the non-profit Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Jordan, four sitting superintendents across the state have or are traveling to Jordan to work with principals in the country and one of those superintendents is Guilford’s Dr. Paul Freeman.
The two rookie Staples English teachers became friends when they were first semester senior English majors at UConn and had overlapping schedules. As they both headed on to the UConn Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG), their friendship grew.
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.
Imagine a school where students, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years old, do not regularly show up for class every day. Those who do attend may abruptly walk out in the middle of a lesson. And just outside this school’s entrance is a short, paved path that leads to an on-premises, partner hospital clinic, where most of the school’s adolescent students, facing a wide range of mental health challenges, have been admitted as patients for treatment for anywhere from two weeks to a year. Each fall, it is here — at Northgate School in North London — that several of the Neag School’s aspiring teachers arrive to intern as part of the London Study Abroad Teaching Internship Program.
The Atlantic (Neag School’s Joseph Madaus was interviewed for this story)
Hartford Courant (Rocky Hill principal and Neag School alumnus, Scott Nozik, spent the day on his school’s roof after the town’s students read 6,000 books)
The Independent (Peter Cummings, a Neag alumnus, was named superintendent of Narragansett Public Schools)
WNPR (Neag School’s George Sugai was a guest panelist on zero tolerance policies in Connecticut)
Harvard Graduate School of Education (Neag School’s Don Leu, an upcoming featured speaker at Harvard, was interviewed about online learning)
Asking better questions can open doors for students, promoting mathematical thinking and discourse. A set of 100 questions that can be incorporated into mathematics instruction — created by the Neag School Dean Gladis Kersaint, who serves as an advisor for Ready® Mathematics — have been made available online as free infographics.