Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton


Grateful: Alumna who believes in the power of public universities gives back

March 29, 2013

When 81-year-old Yvonne Condell entered the University of Connecticut in 1956 to begin work toward a master’s of Education, African-Americans like her “weren’t welcome everywhere.” Despite what then were improved U.S. civil rights laws and changing attitudes, segregation still existed in many restaurants, parks and schools, but not at UConn, Condell asserted. “From the first […]


Implementing Systemic Approaches to High Quality Online Education at Neag

March 29, 2013

As the new director of Online Programs at the Neag School of Education, it’s Jae-Eun Joo’s job to ensure students taking online classes—or pursing an entirely online degree—have an experience as rich, educational and meaningful as those who sit in traditional UConn classrooms. Joo’s role is to “integrate effective pedagogy with new technologies” she said, […]



National Grant Leads to Addition of Four, Much-Needed Methodology Fellows at Neag School of Education

January 30, 2013

A prestigious $400,000 federal grant will allow the Neag School of Education‘s Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment (MEA) Department to not just recruit and support four much-needed fellows, but to help meet the nationwide demand for better standardized tests to assess academic growth and educational effectiveness. Designed to create jobs and expand research in fields critical […]


UCAPP: Preparing Tomorrow’s Principals with Vision, Experience and Knowledge

January 30, 2013

Graduates give high grades to the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP), as well as credit it for giving them the confidence, knowledge, experience and professional connections needed to achieve their career goals of becoming a principal, vice principal, department head or other school administrator. Indeed, more than 80 percent of those who’ve completed […]


New Opportunities Come With Sport Management-Educational Leadership Pairing

November 26, 2012

Because Sport Management is more about educating students to become leaders in the sport industry than exercise scientists, athletic trainers or physical therapists, the program has transitioned out of the Department Kinesiology and into the Department of Educational Leadership. Both are within UConn’s Neag School of Education. Sport Management faculty offices are now located in […]


Neag School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

November 26, 2012

The Neag School of Education extends a warm welcome, and offers big congratulations, to recently hired faculty and staff members, including: Tutita Casa Spending much of her time focused on ways to help elementary students better engage in in-depth mathematical thinking and more effectively communicate about math, Tutita Casa, PhD, is a former fifth- and […]


Neag Study: School Psychologists Can Play Key Role in Reducing Obesity, Raising Scores

November 5, 2012

How school psychologists can help students prevent obesity and, in turn, achieve academic success is the focus of a study conducted by Neag School of Education researchers and published in the National Association of School Psychologists’ School Psychology Forum. Based on research Neag Educational Psychology doctoral student Scott McCarthy conducted for his dissertation, the study […]


Neag School Provides Teachers With PRIME Way to Implement, Maintain Interventions

July 19, 2012

Helping teachers successfully implement and sustain interventions needed to stop bullying, best implement a new curriculum, improve hand raising or address countless other behavioral and educational issues is the focus of the Neag School of Education’s Project PRIME, which is looking to partner with Connecticut schools and classrooms. The research study co-directed by Neag School […]


In New Book, ’87 Grad Tackles Challenges and Science of Change

July 19, 2012

Aaron Anderson wrote “Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change” not just for practical reasons, but for idealistic ones, too. “Several books offer recipes on the ‘right’ way for businesses to implement organization-wide change. But until mine, none explained why people tend to be so quick to buck change or how to best overcome […]