Category: Community Engagement

Read stories related to faculty, students, and alumni involved in public engagement initiatives.

Professor Michael Coyne with schoolchildren

Neag School-Led Connecticut Partnership for Literacy Success Continues Mission to Teach All Children to Read

July 30, 2022

For a decade, researchers from the Neag School of Education have worked with the state on an ambitious literacy initiative designed to close Connecticut’s significant achievement gap. Their efforts have proved so successful that now a program that began with a few pilot schools is set for significant expansion to school districts of need across the state.

Comprehensive Research Review Confirms the Substantial Benefits of Summer Math Programs

July 22, 2022

The first comprehensive review of research on summer math programs in over 15 years suggests they may help mitigate the learning losses disproportionately experienced by low-income pre-K–12 students during the pandemic. The meta-analysis was published this week in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Research Highlights Positive Impacts of Math-Focused Summer Learning

July 20, 2022

“Our results show that schools, district leaders, and community groups should consider increasing their investments in summer programs as an evidence-based strategy to aid in pandemic-related educational recovery, particularly for children whose learning has been placed most at risk,” said study co-author Kathleen Lynch, an assistant professor of learning sciences at the University of Connecticut.

Report "Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence"

Faculty Emeritus George Sugai One of a Coalition of National Researchers That Has Released a Violence Prevention Plan

June 1, 2022

The recent mass shootings across the country—and there have been 214 mass shootings in the first five months of 2022—are another painful reminder of failed efforts to stop the kind of gun violence that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly ten years ago. An interdisciplinary group of scholars who have studied school safety and violence prevention for decades, including Professor Emerita George Sugai of the Neag School of Education, are calling for immediate government action to initiate scientifically-informed actions to reduce gun violence.

The Baden-Württemberg – Connecticut Partnership Celebrates 30th Anniversary

May 20, 2022

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the University of Connecticut Office of Global Affairs commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the Baden-Württemberg – Connecticut Partnership at UConn Avery Point campus’ Branford House honoring a visiting delegation led by Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg Minister for Science, Research and Arts, and consisting of representatives from UConn’s partner institutions of higher education within that state in Germany.