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Neag School Accolades: Spring 2020

Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. If you have an accolade to share, we want to hear from you! Please send any news items and story ideas to neag-communications@uconn.edu.


Hartford Art Teacher Named 2020 Rogers Educational Innovation Awardee

Jason Gilmore of Guilford, Conn., an art teacher at Hartford’s McDonough Middle School, has been named the Neag School of Education’s 2020 Rogers Educational Innovation Fund award.


Neag School Announces Recipients of 2020 Alumni Awards

The Neag School of Education and its Alumni Board are proud to announce the 2020 Neag School Alumni Awards honorees. Seven outstanding graduates will be formally recognized at the School’s 22nd annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 14, 2020.


Neag School 2020 Commencement Weekend Schedule

In light COVID-19, UConn President Katsouleas has made the decision to cancel the May 2020 Commencement ceremonies. Please refer to UConn’s Public Information page for more information. We wish all of our graduates the best in this difficult time. We hope that your Commencement Weekend will be a joyful celebration for you, your family, and friends. Dean […]


Neag School Accolades: Fall 2019

Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. If you have an accolade to share, we want to hear from you! Please send any news items and story ideas to neag-communications@uconn.edu.


Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health: Broadening and Aligning Reform

Representatives from Connecticut school systems, state agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations gathered at the University on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to develop collaborative plans to broaden school and community mental health services across the state and address issues surrounding childhood trauma.


Annual Forum Features State Education Leaders

More than 60 Neag School alums, students, faculty, and administrators, along with education professionals from across Connecticut, gathered last month for an evening of networking, followed by a panel discussion at the Darien Community Association in Darien, Conn. This year’s forum, held for the first time in Fairfield County, was hosted by Neag School Dean’s Board of Advocates members James Degnan ’87 (CLAS) and Elizabeth Degnan ’87 (CLAS).


10 Questions With 3rd-Year Teacher: Valuing Diversity in the Classroom

Aryliz (Crespo) Estrela ’16 (ED), ’17 MA is now in the midst of her third year of teaching after having completed the Neag School’s five-year Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program in 2017. Looking back, she shares some sage advice about what she learned during her first year in the classroom — one that she sums up in three words: “Fun. Insightful. Courageous.”


CSCH Co-Hosts Second Symposium on Trauma-Informed School Mental Health

Approximately 70 school, behavioral health, community, and research leaders from across the state gathered at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, to discuss school and community responses to childhood trauma and how to align work around trauma-informed schools in Connecticut.


More Than $5M in Federal Funding to Support Gifted Education Research

Neag School educational psychology faculty have secured more than $5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act for two new research projects centered on gifted education.