Month: March 2022

Milwaukee Carmen Union Drive Shows How Charter Schools Straddle Public and Private Sectors

March 10, 2022

Preston Green, an educational policy professor at the University of Connecticut, says there is ongoing legal debate about whether charter schools are public or private institutions.

“Courts have had a very difficult time over the years making these distinctions whether charter schools are public or private because the laws may be different depending on the issue,” Green says.

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Researchers Explore Role of Black Female School Principals

March 8, 2022

The twin events of the COVID-19 pandemic and a heightened awareness of racial inequities in the United States have further cemented the commitment of female Black school principals to their schools, according to a recent journal article published by three UConn scholars from the Neag School of Education.

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Women Leaders Share Insights Through UConn ELLEvate Panel

March 1, 2022

The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education collaborated with UConn Women and Philanthropy this past Thursday to host “ELLEvate: Supporting Women in Leadership,” a panel discussing women’s experiences in leadership roles.
The panel, led by Laura Burton, department head and educational leadership professor at the Neag School, included Fany DeJesus Hannon, director of the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) at UConn; and Vonetta Romeo-Rivers, director of teaching and learning for Regional School District 10 in Connecticut. Both Hannon and Romeo-Rivers are alumni of the Neag School.