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Alternative Approaches to Student Discipline

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Effectively managing student behavior is a challenge in many K-12 schools. During the pandemic, students have missed out on two years of socialization, including classroom norms and school rules, and schools have dealt with increased behavioral issues. Recent research in the field advocates for a shift from traditional, punitive discipline to alternative discipline strategies. This brief discusses multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as an alternative approach to traditional systems of student discipline. MTSS may include alternative interventions such as restorative justice (RJ) and trauma informed care (TIC).

Yasmin Elgoharry, Alumni Board Scholarship winner.

Neag School Names Recipients of 2022 Alumni Board Scholarship

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Congratulations to the recipients of the Neag School of Education Alumni Board Scholarship for 2022: Sandeep Dutta, a doctoral student in learning, leadership, and education policy (LLEP) with a concentration in sports management; Yasmin Elgoharry, a doctoral student in LLEP with a concentration in higher education racial justice and decolonization; and Joselyn Perez, a doctoral student studying research methods, measurement, and evaluation. The Alumni Board Scholarship provides a $1,000 award annually to students enrolled in a Neag School master’s, doctorate, or sixth-year program who have proven academic excellence or demonstrated financial need.

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Call for Public Comments

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

The Neag School of Education at The University of Connecticut is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on May 1, 2022. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Comments must be received no later than 6 weeks prior (March 20, 2022) to the CAEP site visit date.

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Neag School Accolades: January 2022

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. If you have an accolade to share, we want to hear from you! Please send any news items and story ideas to neag-communications@uconn.edu. In addition to the Dean’s Office and Department achievements, explore this edition’s Accolades from the following: Faculty/Staff; Alumni; Students; as well as In Memoriam.

24th Annual Neag School Alumni Awards Celebration.

Announcing the 2022 Neag School Alumni Awards Honorees

by: Shawn Kornegay   

The Neag School of Education and its Alumni Board are delighted to announce the 2022 Neag School Alumni Awards honorees. Eight outstanding graduates will be formally recognized at the School’s 24th annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

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3 Tasks You Should Be Prepared to Do Before You Run for School Board

by: Casey Cobb   

“As a former school board member – and as a researcher who studies educational leadership and policy – I find it worrisome when polarizing issues generate so much attention from candidates,” says Casey Cobb, Neag Professor of Educational Policy at the Neag School of Education. “The reason I worry is that I know from firsthand experience that being an effective school board member is never just about taking a stance on a few hot-button topics. Rather, it’s about much broader issues, such as meeting the educational needs of all students in the school district.”

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Exploring Fluctuations of Attention During Science Learning

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Davidesco, an assistant professor in the Neag School of Education, is the recipient of an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award. This prestigious grant supports the research of early-career faculty who demonstrate remarkable potential to become leaders in their field. Additionally, the award seeks to support projects that actively engage students and the community.

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Academically Talented Students With Autism Can Prepare for Success in College

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Students who are both academically talented and also on the autism spectrum can enjoy greater success in college based on the correct high school experience. That’s the finding of research performed by a UConn team in the Neag School of Education and published in a recent issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The study used the largest sample of academically advanced students, who also have autism, in any research study ever conducted. The authors were interested in researching a group where the focus is typically on disabilities, not talent and abilities.

Upcoming Neag School Events

  1. Jan 28 Connecticut Student Writers Magazine Submission Deadline12:00am
  2. Jan 31 Presidential Scholar Enrichment Award Info Session12:15pm
  3. Feb 2 Become A School Leader6:00pm
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