Month: September 2021




Statue marking the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.

Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School Teachers

September 24, 2021

Connecticut is the first state in the nation to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history. These classes must be taught by the fall of 2022, but many high schools have added them to the curriculum this year. Alan Marcus, a professor of curriculum and instruction in UConn’s Neag School of Education, has led a team that developed a website to assist high school teachers with the instruction of this course.




Neag School Scholarship Celebration graphic

Annual Scholarship Celebration Spotlights Students and Donors

September 20, 2021

This past week, UConn’s Neag School of Education held its annual Scholarship Celebration to commemorate the students who have benefitted, financially and personally, from the generosity of numerous donors. Students highlighted their personal experiences and gave thanks to the individuals who helped them turn their educational dreams into reality. The virtual ceremony was hosted by Jason G. Irizarry, the Neag School of Education dean, who began the celebration by shedding light on how impactful these scholarships are to students and the entire Neag School community.


Charter Schools’ Scary Future

September 17, 2021

Today the charter school movement is perhaps more vulnerable than it has ever been. Unlikely allies in the best of times, its coalition of supporters — which has included progressives, free-market Republicans, and civil rights advocates, and which has been handsomely funded by deep-pocketed donors and Silicon Valley moguls — is unraveling.


Mike Fenn holds a beaker up in the science classroom.

Become a Teacher in One Year: Apply by Dec. 1

September 16, 2021

Become a teacher in one year through the Neag School’s Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates. Check out upcoming information sessions, held in person as well as virtually. Apply by Dec. 1.


New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers

September 16, 2021

Connecticut is the first state in the nation to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history. These classes must be taught by the fall of 2022, but many high schools have added them to the curriculum this year. Alan Marcus, a professor of curriculum and instruction in UConn’s Neag School of Education, has led a team that developed a website to assist high school teachers with the instruction of this course.