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Online Racism Leads to Real-World Mental Health Challenges

by: Shawn Kornegay   

For college students of color who encounter online racism, the effect of racialized aggressions and assaults reaches far beyond any single social media feed and can lead to real and significant mental health impacts – even more significant than in-person experiences of racial discrimination, according to a recently published study from researchers at UConn and Boston College.

James Kaufman

Three Books: Murder and Mayhem

by: Shawn Kornegay   

James C. Kaufman, professor of educational psychology in the Neag School, is an expert in creativity and practices what he preaches. He’s published more than 35 books and more than 300 papers. He’s won countless awards, including Mensa’s research award. He says researching past “3 Books” columns was “a bit intimidating, since they were generally filled with quality, intelligent nonfiction or literature. I unabashedly love genre fiction — I have grown to prefer entertainment over enlightenment.”

Miguel Cardona give speech

Cardona Tapped as Education Secretary of the United States

by: Shawn Kornegay   

President Joe Biden tapped Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP to be the country’s top education official and, once fully confirmed, Cardona will become the first UConn alum to hold a Cabinet-level position in the White House.

Young student studying iPad.

How Can Principals Help — Not Harm — Learning During COVID?

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

In a newly published research study, Neag School Associate Professor Jennie Weiner and colleagues at several other universities examined the extent to which principals had created the sorts of conditions in their schools that support continued learning and teaching during the pandemic. Specifically, the researchers sought to understand how, and whether, principals were fostering something called “psychological safety” in their schools.

Paul Freeman listening to children.

10 Questions With Connecticut’s Superintendent of the Year

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Paul Freeman ’09 Ed.D. is in his 10thyear as the superintendent of Guilford (Conn.) Public Schools and has almost 30 years of administrative and teaching experience in schools in Connecticut. Freeman earned an Ed.D. in 2009 from the Neag School of Education. In addition to having recently been named the state’s Superintendent of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), he had been recognized in 2014 by the Neag School as Outstanding Superintendent of the Year.

Upcoming Neag School Events

  1. Feb 26 Racism In The Margins3:00pm
  2. Feb 26 Racism In The Margins Conference 23:00pm
  3. Feb 26 Narrative 4 Story Exchange7:00pm
  4. Mar 1 Submission Deadline For Critical Literacies In The 21st Century12:00am

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