Neag School of Education

UConn Professor Emeritus Recalls March on Washington

The upbeat chant of “We shall overcome” on August 28,1963 still echoes in Neag Professor Emeritus Stan Shaw’s ears. The anthem led him through a sea of people at the Washington Monument where he joined his students from Prince Edward County, VA for the “best school field trip ever.” That day became the peak of […]

Jenica Allen, assistant professor-in-residence, teaches an outdoor ecology class in the UConn Forest. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Classrooms Without Walls

From Storrs Center to the UConn Forest, there are many opportunities for outdoor learning close to the heart of campus.

Hartford Public Schools and Neag School of Education Partner in Educational Leadership Program

Hartford Public Schools and UConn’s Neag School of Education have signed an agreement to collaborate in preparing a select number of Hartford teachers for careers as school principals. The agreement creates a tailor-made principal certification program called Preparing Leaders for Urban Schools (PLUS) that addresses leadership competencies and challenges that are specific to the Hartford […]

Education policy expert Jonathan Plucker is one of the nationally prominent scholars attracted to the University by an ambitious new faculty hiring plan.

Report: ‘Excellence Gap’ Growing Among American Students

A new report by education professor Jonathan Plucker finds that the highest-performing American students are disproportionately white and wealthy.

Wally Lamb – A New Book At Last

The UConn alum and renowned author is launching a new book. You'll find it first at the UConn Co-op.

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, the new head of teacher education, at the Neag School on Oct. 10, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A New Leader for UConn’s Teacher Education Program

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos previously headed the Chicago-based urban teacher preparation program at Michigan State.

Casual but Regular Teacher-Parent, Teacher-Student Communications Can Increase Both Engagement and Performance

Greater participation, fewer behavioral problems and stronger teacher-student relationships are benefits that may occur when teachers increase causal, personalized communications and regularly reach out to parents and students, said Shaun Dougherty, a Neag School of Education assistant professor of Educational Leadership & Policy.

Neag School Undergrad Student Leader Believes in Community Involvement and Giving Back

Senior Justis Lopez expected the Neag School of Education to show him how to become a social studies teacher. He did not expect it to shape him into a leader. “One of the many things I’ve learned is how important it is to learn about yourself and find your own identity—how  important it is to know what […]

Book Provides Strategies for Inspiring Underachieving Students

Del Siegle’s book “The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement” provides educators and parents with a comprehensive overview of why bright students may underachieve, as well as how teachers can make lessons more engaging. Written in straightforward, easy-to understand language, the book is available in paperback and electronic form.

Neag Professor Brings Rehabilitation Psychology Expertise to Turkey

Neag School of Education Professor Orv Karan, PhD, is using his more than 40 years of experience as a rehabilitation psychology and special education specialist to help medical, educational and social service providers in Turkey successfully transition youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the community.