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Dean Kersaint and Yuhang Rong visit Jordan in November 2018 to connect with Queen Rania Teacher Academy, as well as educators, administrators, and students, to learn more about the success of the Academy’s implementation of a principal training program based on UCAPP. (Photo courtesy of Queen Rania Teacher Academy)

Visit to Middle East Marks Enduring International UConn Partnership

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

As part of an international partnership that began two-plus years ago, Neag School Dean Gladis Kersaint and Yuhang Rong, UConn’s associate vice president for global affairs, traveled this past fall to the Middle East on behalf of the University to connect with educators, administrators, students, and even royalty, in a country where one Neag School program has been making an impact.

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Neag School Announces Recipients of 2019 Alumni Awards

by: Shawn Kornegay   

The Neag School of Education and its Alumni Board are proud to announce the 2019 Neag School Alumni Awards honorees. Seven outstanding Neag School graduates will be recognized at the School’s 21st annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Emily Tarconish, a Neag School scholarship recipient, spoke during the 2018 Scholarship Celebration.

10 Questions With Ph.D. Student Emily Tarconish, Brain Injury Survivor

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Emily Tarconish is a Ph.D. candidate in Neag School’s educational psychology program with a concentration in special education. She is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) she endured at the age of 15. With years of hard work and rehabilitation, Tarconish has relearned how to walk, speak, and regain basic life functions. Once she completes her Ph.D., she plans to pursue research focused in part on improving access to higher education for college students with TBIs.

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