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.

Are Charter Schools the New Enron Scandal?

March 9, 2017

“Unscrupulous individuals and corporations are using their control over charter schools and their affiliates to obtain unreasonable management fees for their services and funnel money intended for charter schools into other business ventures,” the study says.

Program Pegs Writing Issues

March 8, 2017

The PEG Writing system, developed by Measurement Incorporated (MI), implements automated essay scoring (AES) through a number of formative assessment software products. This automated essay evaluation (AEE) software system is being used by nearly three-quarters of a million students in the United States and several other countries. While researchers have investigated the reliability of scoring models, Joshua Wilson, assistant professsor in University of Delaware’s School of Education, is taking a different approach. His research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of AEE on teaching and learning.

A Lesson from Enron: Charter Schools Need More Oversight

March 6, 2017

In 2001, Enron rocked the financial world by declaring bankruptcy in the wake of a now infamous accounting scandal. Within months, shares in the energy and commodities giant – the seventh-largest corporation in the country at the time – plunged to penny stock levels. Thousands of employees lost their jobs. Investors lost billions. The same type of fraud and mismanagement is happening in the charter school sector, says Professor Preston Green.

Positively Changing School Climate in North Branford

March 2, 2017

For positively changing a critical component of North Branford’s public school climate, Dr. Carter Welch Ed.D. will soon add an impressive accolade to his growing list of achievements. Just three years into his work as principal for North Branford’s PreK-2 Jerome Harrison Elementary School (JHS), Carter will be recognized on Saturday, March 18 with the UConn Neag School of Education’s 2017 Outstanding School Administrator award.

From Terror Comes Hope

March 2, 2017

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis was one of a cadre of guest speakers invited to help mark Diversity Awareness Week at Greenwich High School. For Roig-DeBellis, a Greenwich resident, the message she brought was how the power of choice can lead to a positive life, even after the darkest day imaginable.

Closing the Gaps

March 1, 2017

The work of Robert Pianta can be found in every Head Start program in the country. Pianta is the creator of an observational assessment of teacher–student interactions known as the Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ or CLASS, which captures interactions that contribute to learning and development. Head Start uses it to improve teaching quality in centers nationwide.