Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton

Neag School and CLAS Collaborate to Improve Students’ Math, Social Studies Skills Through Intercultural Competence

May 27, 2015

Funded jointly by UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Neag School of Education, the Math Intercultural Competence (Math ICC) project integrates key Common Core requirements in math, as well as standard requirements of world languages and social studies that middle school students must master. The innovative learning units developed by the interdisciplinary Math ICC team will officially be introduced to sixth-graders in Farmington, Conn., during the coming academic year.

Neag Professor Co-Authors Book to Help Secondary Educators Reimagine the Science Department

May 26, 2015

A Neag School of Education faculty member is one of the co-authors of Reimagining the Science Department (NSTA Press, 2015), a book published in March by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to help secondary educators create “a place where teachers are encouraged to question both their beliefs about science and the teaching and assessment strategies that develop in response to those beliefs.”

Federally Funded Research Center Strengthens UConn’s Role as National Leader in Gifted Education

January 13, 2015

Chosen through a competitive selection process and authorized by the U.S. Congress-revitalized Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, the National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) at UConn was established with a $2 million grant from the federal Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences to be used over the next two years.

New York Teacher, Jewelry Designer Donates $150K to Create ‘Fuller Scholarship for Social Justice in Education’ at UConn’s Neag School

November 17, 2014

Ten years working as a teacher in Los Angeles, London and New York City led to Kathryn Fuller experiencing many realizations, including the limited role “smarts” or intelligence can play in classroom learning. Using money from her family’s railroad business, Fuller recently presented $150,000 to the Neag School to establish the Fuller Scholarship for Social Justice in Education.