Category: News & Events

Advancing Human Rights Education in Connecticut 70 Years After UDHR

December 9, 2018

Seventy years ago this week, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. “All anniversaries provide a moment to reflect and take stock,” says Glenn Mitoma, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School. “The UDHR was written in the aftermath of World War II, a catastrophic moment in history that has important lessons for us today. We can use this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the goal of a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.”

Image of student looking frustrated at a classroom blackboard (ThinkStock photo)

An ‘A’ Student Gives Teachers 8 Pieces of Advice

November 16, 2018

Taylor Hudak, 22, of Guilford, Conn., is a master’s student in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program at University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. She graduated with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and secondary mathematics education from UConn in May. She wrote this commentary, which was published in the Hartford Courant.

View of Gentry Building in Autumn

Fall 2018 Faculty Appointments and Retiree Announcements

August 20, 2018

The Neag School of Education welcomes four new faculty members — two in the Department of Educational Leadershipand two in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction — effective Aug. 23. In addition, René Roselle, associate clinical professor in the Neag School, has been named interim director of teacher education, for a two-year term. Roselle has served as associate director of teacher education for the past five years. 

Sugai Joins Federal Commission on School Safety Field Visit

May 31, 2018

This morning, Neag School Professor George Sugai, an expert in positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), was invited to speak about PBIS and improving school climate with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Commission on School Safety, who made a field visit to an elementary school in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County to learn more about the impact of implementing PBIS practices.