Category: Faculty

Read stories related to faculty experts at UConn’s Neag School of Education.

Madaus Advocates for Help for ‘Hidden’ War Wounds

June 1, 2010

Every battlefield has yielded its share of wounded warriors, but in the aftermath of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans with disabilities now receive as much attention for their cognitive and psychological impairment as they do for their physical wounds. For Neag Associate Professor Joseph Madaus, […]

Magnet Schools Provide Academic and Social Benefits, Study Reports

June 1, 2010

Both white and minority children in Connecticut’s magnet schools showed stronger connections to their peers of other races than students in their home districts, and city students made greater academic gains than students in non-magnet city schools, Casey Cobb and a team of colleagues found in research commissioned by the state. Cobb, associate professor of […]

Gifted Ed in the U.S.: A Case of Bright Child Neglect

June 1, 2010

The nation is failing its 3 million brightest students with dramatically uneven funding, policies and oversight of gifted education at the state and local levels, a Neag School of Education team found in a recent survey representing 47 states. Del Siegle and Catherine Little, associate professors in gifted education at Neag, conducted the research with […]

Neag Professor Spearheads Hartford Promise Neighborhood Efforts

June 1, 2010

Neag kinesiology professor Jennie Bruening knows what the late Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who inspired the film “Stand and Deliver,” and Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, both know: Low academic performance in deprived communities can’t be chalked up to the kids. So, Bruening, inspired by Whatever It Takes, a book about […]

Adolescent Literacy Crisis Focus of Summary Paper

February 17, 2010

CBER Team Publishes in Journal of Literacy Research While schools and governments were putting the top priority on teaching basic reading skills to beginners, older students have been faltering on the path to understanding what they’re reading. Two-thirds of eighth- and twelfth-graders read below proficiency, and one-third of high school graduates are not prepared to […]

Technology Clicks for UConn Alumnae Teaching Second-Graders

February 17, 2010

Imagine the “Ask the Audience” option on the syndicated TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and you’ll have a good understanding of a new clicker technology brought to Portland, CT, second-graders by a Neag graduate school alumna. Amy Raines is the one responsible for bringing the idea to Valley View Elementary. While working […]

Nayden Clinic Gets a Fresh Start

February 12, 2010

Patients, Students and Research Benefit A new location, more space and additional technology are just some of the adjustments made at the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic to launch it as an independent health care provider in eastern Connecticut and expand its services. Until December, the clinic was affiliated with Windham Hospital, which was responsible for billing […]

A ‘Special’ Educator, A.J. Pappanikou Dies

February 8, 2010

Retired Neag School of Education Professor, Agisilaos John Pappanikou, Ph.D., who fought for the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families, died Nov. 6, 2009 at age 79. Called “Pappy” by those who knew him, he was a professor of special education at UConn’s School of Education from 1965 to 1989. His friends and […]

Renzulli’s Offer to Match Contributions to Gifted Scholarship

February 3, 2010

When Neag School Professor Joseph Renzulli was awarded the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education last fall, he received a bronze sculpture and a gift of $25,000. Soon after, Joe, and his wife and research colleague Sally Reis decided to use the money to match any donation made to their scholarship fund, which was created several […]

Improving the Literacy Skills of At-Risk Kindergartners

February 1, 2010

The inability to recognize even simple terms often leads to serious reading problems later, says Michael Coyne, whose research on reading interventions for kindergarteners, including intensive vocabulary training, is gaining national attention. Coyne, an associate professor in the Neag School’s Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER), has won nearly $4.5 million in federal grants […]