Author: The Neag School

What Matters in Teacher Preparation?

July 30, 2013

In recent years, concerns have emerged regarding the preparation of new teachers and their ability to work effectively in today’s complex classrooms.  Some entities have criticized traditional teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities particularly, focused on perceived weaknesses in content courses and field experiences. The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut […]

Transcendental Meditation May Boost Student Grades

July 30, 2013

A study of school pupils by Dr. Robert Colbert found that performing two 20-minute sessions of Transcendental Meditation each day improves academic achievement.  “While there are bright spots in public education today, urban schools on the whole tend to suffer from a range of factors which contribute to poor student academic performance and low graduation […]

Graduate Students Hosting Sport Management Alumni Event

March 29, 2013

Mingle with Sport Management alumni, graduate students, and current undergrads in a family-friendly environment! Enjoy the 2013 UConn football spring game while expanding your network. Don’t forget to bring a business card or contact information to exchange with people you meet.Light fare will be provided, including sandwiches, fruit and veggie platters, and other snacks. Family […]

Save the Date – Homecoming 2012

September 27, 2012

Come home to UConn and show your true Husky spirit! Go Huskies! The UConn Alumni Association invites you to reconnect with UConn during Homecoming 2012. All alumni, families, and friends are welcome during this weeklong celebration. The festivities include such traditions as the Homecoming Parade and the Annual Student Lip Sync contest. The excitement and […]

Neag Alumni Society Launches New Student Scholarship Fund

May 31, 2012

As members of the Neag Alumni Society, the Neag Alumni Society’s main focus is working with the dean and the faculty to advocate for the Neag School of Education and to help advance the School’s core mission. Our other focus is to support the students in the Neag School. The most obvious way is through […]

NCATE Features the Neag School

March 24, 2011

  The Neag School of Education is the first institution in the nation to be featured on the website of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in a new web series entitled “Stories from the Field.” The NCATE believes that the clinically based teacher preparation model at the Neag School exemplifies many of […]

Holly Maiorano: An Alumni Profile

February 1, 2011

As someone who had been working since she was 16 years old, Holly Maiorano described herself as “apprehensive” at the thought of retirement. But at the end of the last school year, after 35 years as a teacher and administrator, Maiorano stepped down as principal of Buckley Elementary School in Manchester, Conn., the place where […]