Month: April 2017

Is Charter School Fraud the Next Enron?

April 28, 2017

As a scholar who studies the legal and policy issues pertaining to school choice, I’ve observed that the same type of fraud that occurred at Enron has been cropping up in the charter school sector. A handful of school officials have been caught using the Enron playbook to divert funding slated for these schools into their own pockets.

The Quiet Genius of Coach Penders

April 27, 2017

Cold-weather baseball teams aren’t supposed to have the kind of success Jim F. Penders ’94 (CLAS), ’98 MA has had in his 15 seasons as head coach of the Huskies. It’s in his DNA, other coaches insist – and they may be right.

WISW: Burton Wants to Make a Difference

April 26, 2017

The fight for equality in sport takes place everywhere. Right here at the University of Connecticut, Laura Burton, an associate professor in the Neag School of Education and one of the co-heads of the Sport Management program, is doing her part.

Katie Culik at the Louvre

Donor Support Provides Future Teachers Study Abroad Opportunities

April 19, 2017

Upon their acceptance to the IB/M London Study Abroad Teaching Internship program, students are considered for a $1,000 needs-based scholarship supported by a Neag School fund established in 2008 by alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. and his wife, Gladys B. Dunn, for students interested in studying abroad. Since then, an average of 10 students per year have reaped the benefits of the international scholarship award.