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.

GSE Lecture Series Tackles Ongoing Debate in Education

November 3, 2022

The latest installment of the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) annual “Barbara Jackson, Ed.D. Lecture” invited Preston Green III, a professor of urban education at the University of Connecticut and educational law scholar. The lecture, “Developing a Model Civil Rights Statute in the Age of School Choice,” included discussions about the impact of public education funds on lower-income school districts and community resources




More Kids Are Repeating a Grade. Is it Good for Them?

September 1, 2022

Ultimately, there shouldn’t be just two options of repeating a grade or going on to the next, said Alex Lamb, who has been looking at research on grade retention as part of her work with the Center for Education, Policy Analysis, Research and Evaluation at the University of Connecticut to help advise school districts.

“Neither of those options are good,” she said. “A great option is letting students move on, and then introducing some of these supports that are research-backed, that are effective and that allow for academic and social-emotional growth of students and then communities.”


New Faces Highlight the New School Year in Waterford

August 31, 2022

Last week, the district announced Amanda Batty would fill the assistant principal vacancy at the high school, which opened after Alison Mullane resigned. Batty has spent her entire 22-year career in education as a science teacher at the high school and has served as the chair of the school system’s science board since 2007. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological science and master’s in education from the University of Connecticut before receiving her sixth year administration certificate from Sacred Heart University.





New Teacher Profile: Derek Flynn Returns Home to Teach at Masuk

August 23, 2022

Name: Derek Flynn Position: Science teacher (chemistry and physics) at Masuk High School Coming from: Naugatuck High School, where he taught for three years. Grew up in: Monroe, graduated in Masuk’s Class of 2008 Education: Earned a Bachelor’s degree in pre-vet animal science and a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Connecticut