Month: March 2018

More Evidence That Poverty Obscures Schools’ Recognition of Giftedness

March 22, 2018

The underrepresentation of high-poverty and minority populations in gifted programs has troubled education analysts and reformers for decades. One finding in this winter’s Fordham report on gifted programming gaps was that although high-poverty schools are as likely as low-poverty schools to have gifted programs, students there are less than half as likely to participate in them. This is complemented by a recent University of Connecticut finding that school poverty has a negative relationship with the percentage of students identified as gifted.

Roszena Haskins ’17 Ed.D.

Roszena Haskins ’17 Ed.D.: Opening Doors to Opportunity

March 22, 2018

Now an educator for more than 20 years, Roszena Haskins ’17 Ed.D. was not like her colleagues, who were inspired to become educators at an early age. It was not until her undergraduate college years at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she was studying radio, television, and film, along with English, that she thought about teaching.

Gentry Building in summer (Photo Credit: Sean Flynn/UConn)

U.S. News Names Neag School Among Top 20 U.S. Publics for 2019

March 20, 2018

U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 national rankings of the best graduate schools of education on March 20, 2018, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 30 in the nation. Once again, U.S. News has named the Neag School among the nation’s top 20 public graduate schools of education. It is tied at No. 17.

8 Questions With a Wealth Manager

March 9, 2018

My name is Alexandra Mililli, and I am a wealth manager with the Fiorentino Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut. I earned my teaching certificate at UConn in the Neag School of Education. I went for my undergrad and master’s at UConn and then received an MBA at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.