Record Journal (Neag School graduate student, Casey Cochran, was interviewed about his decision to quit football due to numerous concussions)
Cayman 27 (Neag School’s George Sugai offers insights on student success)
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Neag School student Rueben Pierre-Louis and professor Erik Hines were interviewed for this story about the living community)
CT Mirror (Neag School’s Preston Green offers insights on legal case in Connecticut)
Research can inform policy, but it must first be vetted and publicly debated. A recent exchange illustrates the value of such a public deliberation.
Massachusetts requires public schools to have an anti-bullying plan — the result of a 2010 law passed in reaction to the suicides of two students who reportedly had been victims of bullying. George Sugai, co-director of the National Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and a professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, said research shows that “if classrooms and schools are positive, safe, and caring, [the] likelihood of bullying decreases.”
In a new report issued Aug. 10, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) calls for reorganizing schools to better cultivate deep learning for all students. The report, What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning, lays out an ambitious vision for educator-driven improvements buttressed by a coordinated system of policy and community supports.
This blog discusses Professor James Kaufman’s research and talks about how creativity may be a useful tool for social justice.
Colleges across the U.S. have been trying to do a better job of making students who have traditionally been underrepresented on campus feel welcome and included. But some of their attempts, however well-intentioned, garner as much ire as support. While many see the creation of safe spaces for black students, LGBT students, and other minorities as a positive step toward helping them navigate campus, others see it as resegregation and a step backward.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sal Corda has announced the appointment of Thomas “Tom” C. Healy as the interim principal for Central Middle School effective Aug. 26.