Month: March 2019


Cashing in on Charter Schools

March 27, 2019

“I think there was a failure to anticipate private entities taking advantage,” said Preston Green, a professor of education leadership and law at the University of Connecticut.  “The lack of guidelines for those companies opened the way to potential abuses — drawing a comparison to the lax regulation of financial markets that led to the subprime mortgage crisis a decade ago. ”




Students listen in on Joseph Cooper’s remarks at an event held last month to celebrate the release of his book, From Exploitation to Empowerment. (Eve Lenson/Neag School)

Joseph Cooper Releases New Book: From Exploitation Back to Empowerment

March 15, 2019

Fellow faculty members, students, alumni, family, and friends last month joined Joseph N. Cooper, assistant professor of sport management in the Neag School, to celebrate his newly released book, From Exploitation Back to Empowerment: Black Male Holistic (Under)Development Through Sport and (Mis)Education (Peter Lang, 2019), inspired by his research on the intersection between sport, education, race, and culture and the impact of sport involvement on the holistic development of Black male athletes.


Eckhardt takes a rare break between shows on the Broadway set of "The Band's Visit." Courtesy of Alexandra Eckhardt

Alexandra Eckhardt ’11 (ED, SFA): She Is Not Throwing Away Her Shot

March 15, 2019

When Alexandra Eckhardt ’11 (ED, SFA) was in elementary school her dad taught her to play Earth, Wind & Fire tunes on a four-string, junior-sized electric bass. He also taught her the acoustic bass because she loved low-noted instruments — but even the mini version was a stretch.



Toronto skyline (iStock)

Neag School Faculty, Students, Alumni to Present Research at AERA 2019

March 15, 2019

This April, the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Annual Meeting will be collaborating with the Canadian Society for the Study of Education and the World Education Research Association to travel to Toronto, Canada. There, education research work by 60 faculty researchers, graduate students, and alumni from UConn’s Neag School of Education will be featured.


Black female leader in classroom (iStock photo)

The Experience of Black Female Principals

March 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on UConn Today, the University’s official news website. As of 2013, only 20 percent of school administrators were people of color and only 50 percent were women, despite women representing almost 80 percent of teachers. The number of black female principals is even harder to assess, though research suggests […]