In the months since Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were killed by police last spring, public outrage over anti-Black racism has inspired widespread protests, conversations and calls for reform. It is a movement with origins both recent and centuries old, and continues to spark in protest, as in the recent case of Jacob Blake, a black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. For students at the University of Connecticut, a new course will introduce them to the foundational history of systemic and anti-Black racism in the U.S. that underlies the current movement.
The University of Connecticut has been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to examine and strengthen gifted education opportunities for underserved populations through four studies. UConn’s National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) will investigate strategies for recognizing and responding to untapped talent and explore the outcomes of gifted education services.
The Neag School is proud to announce for the 2020-21 academic year a number of new hires across each of its academic departments. In addition, the School announces several faculty promotions and new appointments for existing members of the Neag School community, effective Aug. 23.
Researchers from UConn and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program to fund a new program to help train graduate students in risk analysis to build resilient landscapes in the face urbanization and climate change.
Neag School students completing the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) this spring presented their change projects — the program’s signature capstone assignment, in which students identify a need or opportunity for school improvement and work toward positive change — during the 6th Annual Change Project Day.
Our Neag School Class of 2020 will be remembered as one of UConn’s most resilient graduating classes ever.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Neag School of Education has been ranked by U.S. News & World Reportamong the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation.
Jason Gilmore of Guilford, Conn., an art teacher at Hartford’s McDonough Middle School, has been named the Neag School of Education’s 2020 Rogers Educational Innovation Fund award.
Learn how to differentiate, and enrich and meet, the needs of ALL learners. Participate in hands-on, personal, highly engaging work with experts in the field, including Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Sandra Kaplan, Del Siegle, Brian Housand, Jann Leppien, and Marcia Gentry. Take part in work that supports the implementation of thousands of Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) programs nationally and internationally.
Neag School of Education Commencement Weekend will take place May 9-11, 2020.