After an event last year featuring female leaders, Sally Reis asked students in the University of Connecticut BOLD Women’s Leadership Network what their favorite part was.
One student’s answer? That it was “really good to know the people whose jobs you’re going to have in 10 or 15 years.”
That’s what the female leadership network hopes to instill in its scholars, according to Reis, who is a professor of educational psychology and the faulty lead for the BOLD program at UConn.
Alan Marcus and Walter Woodward have been studying the role of Confederate monuments and other nostalgia in American memory.
“Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date,” they wrote. “As society’s values shift, the legitimacy of monuments can and often does erode.”
This is because monuments, including the names of U.S. military bases, reveal the values of the time in which they were created and advance the agendas of their creators.
Daniel Long, a Beman parent and research scientist at the UConn Neag School of Education, said he was concerned about the increase of instructional coaches in the district, which has risen from 27 to 45 over the last five years, while the number of teachers has stayed relatively constant.
Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker issued a statement today on the release of a second video created by the Collaborative for Student Success’s EduRecoveryHub highlighting the innovative Connecticut Center for Education Research Collaborative (CCERC), which is housed in UConn’s Neag School of Education.
A young girl’s love for horses and FFA was the impetus for a rewarding career teaching agriculture. Sarah LaRose’s passion for all things equine began at age 10. Her military family moved to Virginia, where she began riding lessons at a local stable.
“When we moved to Connecticut, my guidance counselor at Ledyard High School said in passing, ‘Oh, we also have an agriculture program,’ and passed me a brochure with a horse and rider on the front,” she recalled.
The members of the Class of 2023 arrived at UConn as part of a diverse and academically accomplished cohort, determined to make their mark on the state’s flagship public university. They did that and more, navigating the challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic while setting new standards in sustainability, entrepreneurship, activism, and student scholarship. And, on their way to their next adventure, they got to celebrate the first NCAA men’s basketball national championship in nearly a decade.
Join us in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballrooms on May 1, 2023 for the Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony followed by Keynote Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.
Amanda Slavin is the co-founder of CatalystCreativ/CatalystU, a creative agency that empowers brand success by forging deep audience engagement. Slavin’s work has merited Cannes Lion Awards, and the business of such clients as Google, the New York City Ballet, NPR, the Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL, and more.
The New Haven Board of Education has appointed Dr. Madeline Negrón as superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2023.
“Dr. Negron knows New Haven and its schools very well,” said Board President Yesenia Rivera. “At the same time, her experience in Hartford has encompassed many of the same issues we face here in New Haven. She can bring a fresh perspective and a strong leadership voice to our ongoing conversations about strategy in all aspects of our mission.”
UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Sandra Chafouleas of the Neag School of Education then got the crowd going with audience volunteers as she led a hands-on discussion of how students can feel their best.