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.
Global Ed Leadership (Neag School alumna Kelly Lyman guest writes about her experiences with a UConn leadership partnership program in Jordan)
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.
CT Post (U.S. News lists Neag School as granting highest-ranked graduate degree in education in the state)
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.
“The standards call attention to the positive things that you should be doing. Traditional school rules outline all the things we don’t want to see in schools,” said Brandi Simonsen, the co-director of the University of Connecticut’s Center for Behavioral Education and Research.
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Every year, the UConn Writing Center and the Connecticut Writing Project partners with a Connecticut middle or high school to open a student-run writing center in that school.
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.
The Neag School of Education at UConn announces the recipients of the Neag School of Education Alumni Board Scholarship as Elena Sada, a first-year doctoral student studying bilingual and multicultural education in the Neag School, and Denée Jackson, a master’s student in the Neag School of Education’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program.