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The Psychology of Creativity, Prof. James C. Kaufman, Ph.D.

by: Shawn Kornegay   

Professor, doctor, expert on creativity, whatever you call him, James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., knows the subject of creativity about as well as anyone. As a psychologist, Dr. Kaufman has been studying and writing about creativity for many years, and is currently a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut.

A view of an iPad with Khmer language questionnaire. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Preparing a School District for a 1:1 Technology Initiative: Issue Brief

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Alexandra Lamb, a doctoral student in the Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program at the Neag School, prepared the following issue brief — in affiliation with the Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) — about school districts that are introducing technology into classrooms through what are known as 1:1 programs.

Sugai Joins Federal Commission on School Safety Field Visit

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

This morning, Neag School Professor George Sugai, an expert in positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), was invited to speak about PBIS and improving school climate with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Commission on School Safety, who made a field visit to an elementary school in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County to learn more about the impact of implementing PBIS practices. 

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Why We Need to Rethink How to Teach the Holocaust

by: Alan Marcus   

A recent national survey reported that millennials are struggling with their knowledge of the Holocaust. The survey results show that 22 percent of millennials have not heard of, or are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust, and that 66 percent could not identify Auschwitz.

8:00 a.m. — Baker checks out students in the class, as part of her weekly teacher observations. (Photo Credit: Cat Boyce/Neag School)

A Day in the Life of a School Principal: Megan Baker ’12 6th Year

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Neag School alumna Megan Baker ’12 6th Year, a graduate of the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP), has served since 2015 as principal of Tourtellotte Memorial High School, a public high school in the Thompson (Conn.) school district with 251 students in Grades 9 to 12. Prior to that, Baker was curriculum director for pre-K to Grade 12 and part-time assistant principal at Tourtellotte. Baker is also a member of the Neag School Alumni Board. In this special photo essay, photographer Cat Boyce shadowed Baker earlier this spring in order to offer a glimpse into a typical day in the life of Baker and her role in principalship.

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Neag School Accolades – April-May 2018

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

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