Category: Academics


Research Shows That Charters Do Best for Calif.’s Low-Income and Minority Students

June 3, 2019

“We really need to think systematically about how to permit charter schools to exist in a way that won’t deleteriously impact school districts,” Preston Green says. “So understand that when I’m calling for a moratorium, I’m not calling for a backdoor closure but, rather, really thinking deliberately about how they can exist and be situated in a way that their inefficiencies are lessened.”



Student from the ScHOLA²RS House Living and Learning Community gather at the networking event.

10 Questions With Two Educator Alumni Visiting Campus

May 20, 2019

Neag School alumni Jamie S. Baker ’03 (ED), ’04 MA, and Ronall L. Cannada ’05 (ED), ’06 MA visited the UConn Storrs campus this past spring to attend the inaugural 2019 Black History Month Networking Night, held to connect students from UConn’s ScHOLA2RS House, led by the Neag School’s Erik Hines, with alumni and friends of the University. They each reflect here on the impact of the event, as well as on their careers in education since graduating from the Neag School.



Samuel Galloway ’01 6th Year, director of human resources at Bristol Public Schools, reviews a student's resume during the Education Career Fair.

Preparing Neag School Teacher Ed Grads for a Successful Job Search

May 15, 2019

Many school districts across Connecticut hold Neag School of Education teacher education graduates in the highest regard for potential employment.Throughout the Neag School’s partner school districts, juniors and seniors in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program get firsthand student teaching experience in urban and suburban classroom settings; during their fifth year in the program, students receive further preparation through various professional development offerings and on-site internships.




Leszek Ward interacts with fellow students and guests at the 2019 UCAPP Change Project Day in Storrs this April. (Frank Zappulla/Neag School)

UCAPP Student Project Strives to Build a Sense of Belonging

April 30, 2019

Over the past academic year, Neag School graduate student and high school English teacher Leszek Ward studied the effectiveness of regularly bringing small groups of students together with faculty advisors during homeroom at New Haven Academy, to determine whether implementing a structured protocol across certain groups would increase students’ sense of belonging.


UConn to Offer Degree in Sign Language

April 30, 2019

Today, nearly every state recognizes and accepts American sign language (ASL) as a second or world language and a growing number of universities now offer ASL in fulfillment or foreign language requirements. The university is working on a partnership with the Neag School of Education for an ASL concentration within the world language teacher certification program.