Stefanie Dion Jones

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Class Action: Can School Administrators Benefit From Legal Training?

Trying to keep students safe while providing them a decent education, school administrators these days are bombarded by questions of privacy and equity that increasingly land them in court. It’s almost like you need a law degree to be a principal these days.

Scott Brown

Scott Brown Named Head of Educational Psychology Department

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Scott Brown has been named head of the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) at the Neag School.

Del Siegle

Del Siegle Named Neag School Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

Professor Del Siegle has been named associate dean for research and faculty affairs for the Neag School.

Joseph Cooper, assistant professor

A Call for a Language Shift: From Covert Oppression to Overt Empowerment

In response to the problematic nature of terms such as “People of Color,” “minorities,” “marginalized groups,” and “oppressed groups,” I call for a shift in language. In the pursuit of a more equitable and just society, it is important that we develop and use language that disrupts oppressive systems.

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5 Ways Schools Can Positively and Proactively Support All Students

School leaders and educators must not wait until students demonstrate signs of stress or report bullying incidents. We must act now and proactively address students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs; bolster positive school climates so that learning can occur; and firm up our relationships with students to ensure they feel safe, appreciated, and respected.

Alexinia Baldwin Professor Emerita

In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Alexinia Baldwin ’71 Ph.D.

Alexinia Young Baldwin ’71 Ph.D., professor emerita of the Neag School Department of Curriculum and Instruction, died on Jan. 21, 2017. She was 91.

Neag School Announces Recipients of 2017 Alumni Awards

The Neag School of Education and its Alumni Board are proud to announce the 2017 Neag School Alumni Award honorees. Six outstanding Neag School graduates will be recognized at the School’s 19th annual Alumni Awards Celebration in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

UConn Administrator Preparation Program Wallace Foundation Grant

Wallace Foundation Names Neag School Part of $47M Principal Preparation Program Initiative

The Wallace Foundation has selected the University of Connecticut to participate in a $47 million national initiative to develop models over the next four years for improving university principal preparation programs and to examine state policy to see if it could be strengthened to encourage higher-quality training statewide. An independent study will capture lessons from the participating universities and their partners, to be shared with policymakers and practitioners across the country.

Q&A: Get to Know the Neag School’s New Dean, Gladis Kersaint

This past summer, the Neag School of Education welcomed Professor Gladis Kersaint as dean. Dean Kersaint most recently served as professor of mathematics and associate dean of academic affairs and research for the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Here, she sits down to share insight into her background as well as her vision for the Neag School going forward.

Jessica Wu Global Sports Mentoring Program

Neag School Professors McGarry, Burton Team Up With espnW, U.S. Department of State on Women in Sport Initiative

As part of an international initiative co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and espnW, Neag School faculty members Jennie McGarry and Laura Burton, along with UConn Associate Athletic Director Ellen Tripp, will be serving in the coming weeks as hosts for the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP).