Month: April 2022

Bryan Carrera

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Bryan Carrera

April 25, 2022

“I came to UConn because I’ve heard so many great things about UConn. My high school Band teacher went to UConn and spoke great things about it. When I came up to visit and shadow a student, I saw the countless possibilities and opportunities right before me and thought I could thrive the best here compared to other schools,” says graduating senior Bryan Carrera ’22 (ED).

Doug Glanville Speaks His Mind on Baseball and Its Future

April 25, 2022

Glanville has no trouble expressing his views on baseball or on any other subject that interests him, which serves him well as a sports commentator for ESPN and NBC Sports Chicago, a writer for The Athletic, the Times and other publications, and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education.

Jonathan Dos Santos

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Jonathan Dos Santos

April 25, 2022

“I chose UConn as my school due to the numerous opportunities that the school provided me. After my first time stepping foot on campus, I knew that this was the place for me and that I would successful here. Another reason why I went here was to be with my family. My sister also went to UConn, and she only spoke great things about the school, which influenced me in becoming a Husky,” says graduating master’s student Jonathan Dos Santos ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.

Julianna Carney

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Julianna Carney

April 25, 2022

“During my senior year of high school, I signed up to visit UConn as a Husky-for-a-Day. I got to shadow two current students and follow their school day. When I was on campus, I instantly knew this was the school for me! I loved the welcoming atmosphere, the friendly people, and the beautiful campus. After that day, I had no doubts in my mind: I was going to UConn,” says graduating senior Julianna Carney ’22 (ED).

Senate Passes Sweeping Children’s Mental Health Legislation

April 22, 2022

Under the bill, the state would partner with the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education to conduct a study of the impact of social media and mobile phone usage on the mental health of K-12 students. The study will examine children in elementary school, middle school and high school. The authors will submit their report to the state by Jan. 1, 2024.

Independent Review Supports Parent Complaints About Special Education in Colchester

April 19, 2022

Tracy Sinclair, an assistant clinical professor of special education at the UConn Neag School of Education, told CT Examiner that while paraprofessionals could be a great support, they shouldn’t replace special education teachers.

“I love the support of paraprofessionals and they can really just help students blossom in so many ways … but they do not have the level of training that special education teachers do,” Sinclair said. “I think sometimes districts … look at that cost benefit analysis and say, well, we can get three paras or four paras, whatever the cost is for one special education teacher, and see that as more bang for their buck almost.”

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Neag School Graduate Students Launch Education Research Journal

April 7, 2022

A group of graduate students at UConn’s Neag School of Education have launched the School’s first academic journal. The journal is now welcoming submissions through the end of May for its inaugural edition, slated for publication in Fall 2022. Under development for nearly a year, the Neag School of Education Journal is an editor-reviewed, open-access, annual journal.