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Neag School Holds Special Education Summit in Hartford

In the wake of this past fall’s landmark Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell court ruling, UConn’s Neag School of Education brought together individuals from across the state of Connecticut for a daylong summit dedicated to exploring special education issues.

Neag School Celebrates 2017 Commencement Weekend

The Neag School’s Class of 2017 graduates and their guests joined faculty, staff, and administrators this past weekend in celebration of Commencement Weekend, held on the UConn Storrs campus.

Sandra Chafouleas

Sandra Chafouleas Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Professor Sandra M. Chafouleas in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology has been named a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor — the highest honor that the university bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.

10 Questions With Student-Athlete Marisa Maccario ’18 (ED)

UConn women’s ice hockey forward Marisa Maccario ’18 (ED), a native of Marblehead, Mass., has been playing on a hockey team since the age of 5. Currently a sport management major in the Neag School, talks here about her experience as a student-athlete, about her favorite class at UConn, and more.

Students, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Neag School of Education honored more than 100 of its students last night at its Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Formerly known as the Honors Day Celebration, the event — held at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs campus — brought together current students receiving Neag School-affiliated scholarships in the coming academic year; their guests; and the donors whose contributions to the Neag School make these sources of financial support possible.

Michael Coyne, associate professor of educational psychology, reads with a group of first, second and third graders at the Windham Center School (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Michael Coyne Named Co-Editor-in-Chief, Elementary School Journal

Professor Michael Coyne of the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology has been named co-editor-in-chief of The Elementary School Journal. Also joining the new editorial team are Suzanne Wilson, Neag Endowed Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Sarah Woulfin, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, who will serve as associate editors.

Connecticut’s 2017 Letters About Literature Contest Winners Named

The Neag School of Education is proud to announce Connecticut’s winners of the 24th annual Letters About Literature contest, a nationwide writing contest sponsored by the Library of Congress for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Faculty, Grad Students to Present at 2017 National Educational Research Conference

The work of more than 70 faculty researchers and graduate students from the Neag School of Education will be presented as part of this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Annual Meeting, taking place Thursday, April 27, through Monday, May 1, in San Antonio. AERA is a national research society that seeks to advance knowledge about education, encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

From Connecticut to Kenya: Sport Management Student Inspires Positivity

Sport management graduate student Khalil Griffith traveled to Kenya this past month for the second time, having visited previously in the summer of 2016. During this most recent trip, Griffith conducted workshops to promote healthy masculinity in villages throughout Kibera, a neighborhood in the city of Nairobi, and worked to implement positive youth curriculums in communities with the organization A Call to Men. Here, he shares his experiences from both trips, and how his ventures changed not only the lives of others, but his own as well.

Gentry Building

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Neag School Among Top 20 U.S. Publics

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 national rankings of graduate schools of education today, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 27 in the nation. Among public graduate schools of education, the Neag School remains in the top 20 nationally, at No. 17. This is the second consecutive year in which the U.S. News annual rankings placed the Neag School among the nation’s top 20 public graduate schools of education.