Neag School of Education

Magnet Schools Provide Academic and Social Benefits, Study Reports

Both white and minority children in Connecticut’s magnet schools showed stronger connections to their peers of other races than students in their home districts, and city students made greater academic gains than students in non-magnet city schools, Casey Cobb and a team of colleagues found in research commissioned by the state. Cobb, associate professor of […]

Neag School Tops in Northeast

The Neag School of Education continued its dominance as the No. 1 public school of education in the Northeast, according to the 2011 annual review of the best U.S. graduate schools announced in April by the U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News ranked the Neag School 31st among 279 private and public education schools surveyed. In specialty […]

A Higher Ed Guide for Students with Disabilities

It will come as no surprise to any college student (or parent of one) that achieving success in higher education starts with the right preparation during the K-12 years. But for students with disabilities, postsecondary education presents an additional set of challenges, though they too can be met with the right strategies in place. In […]

Swaminathan Honored by Research Profession

Hariharan Swaminathan, head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and a renowned research expert in his field of educational measurement, has been selected as a 2010 Fellow by the American Educational Research Association. Swaminathan, who has co-written two books on item response theory, was honored with 66 other fellows at AERA’s […]

Neag School to Put More STEM Teachers in CT Urban Schools

A large jump in the number of applicants to a Neag School of Education teacher preparation program means 50 more highly trained science and math teachers will enter Connecticut’s schools over the next several years. This comes at a time when both the state and nation are reporting critical teacher shortages in the fields of […]

Technology Clicks for UConn Alumnae Teaching Second-Graders

Imagine the “Ask the Audience” option on the syndicated TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and you’ll have a good understanding of a new clicker technology brought to Portland, CT, second-graders by a Neag graduate school alumna. A second-grader at Valley View Elementary School in Portland, CT uses a clicker to answer questions […]

Adolescent Literacy Crisis Focus of Summary Paper

CBER Team Publishes in Journal of Literacy Research While schools and governments were putting the top priority on teaching basic reading skills to beginners, older students have been faltering on the path to understanding what they’re reading. Two-thirds of eighth- and twelfth-graders read below proficiency, and one-third of high school graduates are not prepared to read […]

Three Gifts Bolster CommPACT School Reform Effort

Three significant gifts totaling close to $500,000 will help support the CommPACT School Reform Initiative, based at the Neag School of Education. The innovative program, designed to improve student achievement and school climate, recently received $250,000 from The NEA Foundation, $195,000 from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation and more than $50,000 from AT&T Cconnecticut. CommPACT was developed in […]

Home Run for Sport Management Alumna

When Xaimara Coss went to basketball or football games as a child, she was often more interested in the guys on the sidelines than she was the players in the game. “I used to wonder what the man with the clipboard was doing,” Coss says. “Who is that with the walkie-talkie, and who is he […]

Fulbright Specialist Returns from Thailand with Powerful Lessons

Thailand’s reverence for teachers took a little getting used to for Neag professor Xae Alicia Reyes, who spent six weeks in the southeast Asian nation as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. The experience, says Reyes, reinforced her strong belief in education as a bridge between cultures. Reyes, an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and […]