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.

In Efforts Against Bullying, Some School Districts Stand Out

August 19, 2016

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.”

‘What Matters Now’: Empower Teachers, Reorganize Schools for Success

August 19, 2016

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.

The Fine Line Between Safe Space and Segregation

August 18, 2016

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.