Category: Neag in the Media

Read stories by or about Neag School faculty, alumni, students, and other members of the community that appear in external news outlets.

Group Teacher All Set For Remote School

September 16, 2020

Troup middle school teacher Rashana (Wilson) Graham is feeling calm again. After a turbulent and uncertain summer, remote school is set to start Thursday. And she’s ready. New Haven Public Schools teachers like Graham spent most of the past few months trying to plan to teach in-person, online or through a hybrid of the two.

Teacher Departures Leave Schools Scrambling for Substitutes

September 15, 2020

“In Connecticut, college students have been asked to step in as substitutes,” said Michele Femc-Bagwell, director of the teacher education program at the University of Connecticut. “The school has been getting requests to use fifth-year graduate students as substitute teachers. Heavy class loads and internship responsibilities, though, limit their availability to one day a week.”

Experts Offer Advice on Remote Learning

September 14, 2020

“The biggest barrier to remote learning is having a good setup, that is, access to materials and technology…as well as resources such as uninterrupted space and time for learning,” said Sandra Chafouleas, professor of educational psychology and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UConn.

Learning to Improve Principal Preparation

September 10, 2020

“Principal preparation means getting staff ‘school-ready.’ While training programs often focus on knowledge, the University of Connecticut (UConn), with aid from The Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI), has found that practical leadership activities over time are equally important,” says Richard Gonzales, an associate professor in residence and director of educational leadership preparation programs at the Neag School.

America is Facing a Teen Suicide Pandemic

September 8, 2020

“Six months ago, we could not have imagined that our daily vocabulary would be filled with the p-word. And while perhaps we are getting tired of hearing the word pandemic, I can’t help but ask why we haven’t used it to bring urgency to confronting teen suicide,” says UConn Board of Trustees Professor Sandra Chafouleas. “The race to find a cure to the COVID-19 pandemic certainly is front and center, but that same sense of urgency does not seem to be evident for the unsettling rise in teen suicide.”