Month: September 2021

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.

U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit East Noble

September 14, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona will be visiting Wayne Center Elementary next week as part of tour recognizing teachers and school staff for their efforts in classrooms for the 2021-22 school year. In 2012, Cardona won the 2012 National Distinguished Principal Award for the State of Connecticut and the Outstanding Administrator Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education.

Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Safety Concerns, Child Care Issues Drove Hartford Parents’ Choice of Remote or In-Person Learning in Fall 2020

September 12, 2021

A study co-authored by Neag School doctoral candidate, Robert Cotto, and former faculty member Sarah Woulfin, is featured. A survey of more than 150 parents whose children attend school in Hartford found that child care needs and concerns about the effectiveness of schools’ COVID-19 safety measures strongly impacted whether or not families sent their children back to school buildings for in-person learning in fall 2020.

First Endowed Music Scholarship Awarded at West Liberty University

September 11, 2021

Josephine “Josie” Jarrett of Benwood is the first recipient of the Judith Bartell Paesani Vocal Music Scholarship at West Liberty University. Judith Bartell Paesani, one of the scholarship’s donors, earned her bachelor’s degree from WLU’s College of Education and went on to earn a master’s from the University of Connecticut.

Back To School 2021: Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

September 7, 2021

A year ago, we were wondering when the vaccine would be available and is it really safe to return to school? Today, those questions are still relevant! This hour, we talk about the mental health needs of students. What sort of support will children need from their schools? Sandra Chafouleas, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and co-director of the Collaboratory on School and Child Health at the University of Connecticut, is interviewed.