Month: July 2021

Here’s How to Help Your Student With Disabilities Prepare for College

July 30, 2021

“As a professor and researcher in special education, I’ve worked with many students with disabilities transitioning to college. The ones who are typically most successful after high school are the ones who were prepared to be strong self-advocates, who could seek out needed services and supports, and who could manage the multiple demands of being independent,” writes Joseph Madaus, a professor of educational psychology at UConn’s Neag School of Education and director of the Collaborative on Postsecondary Education and Disability.

New Principal Chosen for Southington High School

July 28, 2021

The Board of Education named the principal of a New Haven magnet school, Michael Crocco, as the new leader of Southington High School. Crocco received both his Connecticut Administrative Certification and Connecticut Superintendent Certification from the University of Connecticut Executive Leadership Program in 2017.

Windsor Hires 2 New Elementary School Principals

July 19, 2021

hen elementary school students return for the upcoming school year those at John F. Kennedy and Clover Street elementary schools will be greeted by new principals. School officials have hired Jennifer Michno as principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Felicia Poskus as principal of Clover Street Elementary School. Both began their new roles on July 1.

Reshaping Education

July 19, 2021

“Learning is never lost, though it may not always be ‘found’ on pre-written tests of pre-specified knowledge or preexisting measures of pre-coronavirus notions of achievement.” – Rachael Gabriel, Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Connecticut.

Opportunity in Crisis: Investing in Educational Equity with Ed. Secretary Miguel Cardona

July 19, 2021

In our continuing “Opportunity in Crisis” series, Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart speaks with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about what policies can help students, teachers and families as schools reopen again this fall. In 2012, Miguel won the 2012 National Distinguished Principal Award for the State of Connecticut and the Outstanding Administrator Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education. Secretary Cardona then transitioned to lead the work of Performance and Evaluation in the district. He then assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, overseeing teaching, learning, and leadership alignment.