Author: Stefanie Dion Jones

Desegregated, Differently

October 20, 2017

Half of Hartford’s schoolkids attend integrated schools, thanks to a legal strategy that might work elsewhere. Here, doctoral student Robert Cotto is interviewed on the desegration case Sheff v. O’Neill. “Choice Watch,” a report he published in 2014, is also cited.

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10 Questions With Neag School Experts in Gaming and Education

October 19, 2017

In their recently published edited volume, Exploding the Castle: Rethinking How Video Games and Game Mechanics Can Shape the Future of Education (Information Age, 2017), Neag School faculty Michael Young and Stephen Slota — both longtime video game devotees — explore the value of games, the role of games in the future of K-12 and higher education, and more. Here, Young, associate professor of cognition, instruction, and learning technology, and Slota, assistant professor-in-residence of educational technology discuss the book and share their insights on the intersection between games, technology, and learning.

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Special Education Program Receives $1.3M Leadership Grant

August 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the Neag School’s special education program for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and transition, with four-year competitive fellowships for each student.