Category: supporting neag


Read stories related to Neag School donors, new scholarships, giving campaigns, and other funding initiatives.




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Educating Educators to Help Children With High-Intensity Special Needs

October 30, 2019

Director of the UConn A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UConn UCEDD), Mary Beth Bruder has received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a doctoral leadership program to train 28 future faculty. These trainees will then design and teach courses and programs of study designed to prepare teachers, social workers, and therapists to provide specialized interventions to infants and young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.




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$2.5M Grant to Support BU Wheelock, Neag School Partnership Project

October 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $2.5 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to special education faculty at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and UConn’s Neag School of Education for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students at each institution over the next five years.




Young students working with computer coding materials.

Local Educator Brings Robotics Into Math Classrooms With Help of Donor

July 30, 2019

Dwight Sharpe, after receiving the 2018 Rogers Educational Innovation Fund, a $5,000 award that supports innovative projects carried out by Connecticut teachers at the elementary or middle-school level, has begun implementing his vision. Sharpe’s project, entitled “Accessing and Engaging in Mathematics Through Robotics and Computer Programming,” seeks “to explore and determine how robotics and computer programming can be embedded into middle school instruction to improve student engagement and achievement.” It was selected from among more than 40 submissions.