Allison Lombardi, an associate professor in the Department of Education Psychology, discusses College and Career Readiness for Transition (CCR4T), a five-year measurement study that aims to evaluate high school students’ preparation for their next steps.
It’s a bit of a mystery what goes on inside the brain when students learn. But thanks to relatively new breakthroughs in portable EEG devices, which can measure the brain’s electrical activity in what are known as brainwaves, researchers are able to run experiments in classrooms as never before.
A group of UConn researchers have received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a network to address knowledge gaps on the topic of emotional wellbeing, an emerging public health concern. This project is one of six, totaling more than $3.13 million in year one funding from the NIH.
“From preschool aged children up to Individuals who are students in graduate or professional schools, if each and every day we could spend time—20 minutes, 30 minutes, or even longer—with the goal of playing of being active, of interacting, the benefits to our physical, our emotional, our spiritual health would be life-changing.”
The nine-year MLB veteran joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about the new show, his baseball and broadcasting career, social justice matters, and his days at Teaneck High School. The baseball analyst, writer, author and educator who teaches classes at UConn’s Neag School of Education spoke on a Zoom chat from his home in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
KeyBank, the Official Retail Bank of UConn Men’s Basketball, today partnered with Husky Ticket Project to present “UConn Day” to the students of E.B Kennelly School in Hartford. KeyBank provided pizzas and ice cream to more than 400 students and 120 staff members, including 20 University of Connecticut Neag School of Education students completing their year-long teaching internships at Kennelly School. Conceived in 2018 to thank Kennelly School for the student teaching internships, UConn Day also drives awareness and excitement in Kennelly students for attending college someday.
From college football to the NFL to principal to superintendent of schools, Uyi Osunde has had quite the journey.
Before COVID-19, about 55% of Connecticut students in grades 3-8 were meeting grade-level literacy benchmarks on state assessments — a rate elementary school teachers and education experts worry is dropping due to less instruction time and challenges connecting with students during a disrupted school year.
Ball State University has hired Neag School alumna Erin Mason in the newly-created position of university registrar. She most recently served as associate registrar at the University of Connecticut.
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the U.S., tied only with nurses, a 2013 Gallup poll found.