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.



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 […]




Alan Addley in the Granby (Conn.) Public Schools' Board of Education Room.

10 Questions With Connecticut’s Superintendent of the Year

March 11, 2019

Alan Addley is in his 11th year as the superintendent of Granby (Conn.) Public Schools. A native of Northern Ireland, Addley started his career as a professional soccer player and mathematics teacher. He has 34 years of administrative and teaching experience in private and public schools in the United States and Ireland. Addley completed a Connecticut Superintendent Certificate through the Executive Leadership Program in 2007 and earned his Ed.D. in 2014, both at the Neag School.