Category: Students

Read stories, issue briefs, op-eds, and more by or about Neag School current students.

Fresh Talk: 10 Lessons I Learned From My Students

October 16, 2019

“As a graduate student in education who is placed in an internship in East Hartford, I am preparing for a career teaching such things as reading and math,” says Isaballa Horan. “But teaching goes both ways, and in many instances, my students have taught me far more than I have taught them.”

Wendy Lecker: Charter Schools Bypass Racial Imbalance Laws

July 8, 2019

“Despite the intent and plain language of the racial imbalance law, charter schools, which are now among the most racially isolated schools in the state, are specifically excluded from SDE’s report,” writes Wendy Lecker and Robert Cotto. “This is particularly troubling since Connecticut law defines charter schools as public schools subject to all federal and state laws to which public schools are subject. Charter schools can be granted a specific exemption from some laws but only if they request that in their application. If the legislature intended to exempt charters from the racial imbalance law, it could have amended the law and done so explicitly.”

New Jersey Educator Honored by Mensa for Impact on Curriculum, Programming, and Policy

June 11, 2019

Beyond her advocacy efforts, Lynne Henwood’s body of work includes designing a teaching unit, based on the Autonomous Learner Model, empowering fifth grade students to utilize 21st century skills such as choice, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and technology. She was honored in 2018 as Teacher of the Year for the New Jersey Association of Gifted Children, where she now serves as president.