Stefanie Dion Jones


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Feel Your Best Self: Educators, Puppets Unite to Teach Kids About Emotions

Enduring the turmoil of a global pandemic for more than two years now, many of us have struggled. We can recognize the importance of self-care and wellness, but not everyone has necessarily adopted a daily meditation practice or quit their late-night doomscrolling. By now, though, perhaps we can admit to ourselves one thing: It’s OK to not be OK in every moment.

UConn Neag School of Education Journal logo.

Neag School Graduate Students Launch Education Research Journal

With its inaugural edition slated for publication this fall, the Neag School of Education Journal is an editor-reviewed, open-access, annual journal founded and run by graduate students at the Neag School.

Theresia Bauer.

Neag School Plans for On-Campus 2022 Commencement

For the first time since Spring 2019, the Neag School of Education community is planning to celebrate Commencement Weekend on campus at UConn Storrs.

Anayzah Sosa reacts to her new eyeglasses when looking into a mirror held by Susan Bysiewicz.

Partnering to Give Local Schoolchildren the ‘Vision To Learn’

Thanks to an effort spearheaded by UConn Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives Gladis Kersaint, Neag School professor and former Neag School dean, students across Connecticut are receiving free vision screenings, eye exams and, for those in need, prescription eyeglasses from nonprofit Vision To Learn.

Gentry Building.

Neag School Named a Top 20 Public Graduate School of Education

UConn’s Neag School of Education appears for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States, tied at No. 17, per the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings released earlier today.

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New Book Tackles Controversial Questions on Education in America

A new book co-authored by Neag Professor of Educational Policy Casey Cobb is the latest installment in a series that examines controversial claims surrounding major political and cultural issues in America.

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New Research Study to Investigate — and Address — Teacher Stress

With federal funding, Lisa Sanetti and colleagues will explore interventions to help reduce schoolteacher stress and improve mental well-being, with the long-term goal of retraining teachers in classrooms.

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$1.5M Grant to Help Develop Exceptional Leaders in Math Education

The Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leaders (MTL) Program aims to support the development and retention of exceptional math educators in Connecticut’s highest-needs school districts — while also building these districts’ future leadership capacity in math education.

Jason G. Irizarry.

Q&A: Meet the Neag School of Education Dean Jason G. Irizarry

Meet Jason G. Irizarry, Ed.D., who is kicking off his first full academic year as dean of UConn’s Neag School of Education. Irizarry, who grew up in New York City and served as a teacher before pursuing a path to leadership in higher education, was appointed dean for a five-year term in May 2021.

Gentry Building.

Fall 2021 Faculty Appointments and New Hires at the Neag School

This fall, the Neag School welcomes its incoming hires, congratulates existing faculty members on new appointments, and celebrates the first full academic year with its dean, Jason G. Irizarry, and his newly appointed leadership team.