Neag School of Education

Scholarships Go to 170 Neag Students

Scholarships were bestowed on students who have excelled in the arenas of special needs, physical therapy, educational leadership and a host of other specialties at the Neag School of Education’s 16th Annual Honors Celebration in April. “Over the past 16 years, this event has grown from a small, lunchtime reception in the faculty lounge, to over […]

Eight Neag Alumni Honored for Career Achievements

Eight outstanding graduates of the Neag School of Education, including the first recipient of the Promising Young Professional Award, were honored in May by the Neag Alumni Society at its 12th Annual Awards Dinner. Lynne Allen, the Neag alumni coordinator who is retiring, also was honored by alumni and faculty at the May 15 event. Lisa […]

Champion Coach Speaks to Neag Grads

Geno Auriemma, coach of the NCAA women’s basketball champions, encouraged more than 200 Neag School of Education graduates to merge the arts and sciences into their approach as teachers. “Take the science that you learned, add the creative art that’s in your soul, and I think you’re on your way to become a good teacher,” […]

Nurturing Future Teachers

Bank of America has donated to a program that encourages urban high school students to be teachers.

Education Professor Advocates for Help for ‘Hidden’ War Wounds

Joseph Madaus urges colleges to increase accommodations for veterans with cognitive impairments.

Gifted Ed in the U.S.: A Case of Bright Child Neglect

The nation is failing its 3 million brightest students with dramatically uneven funding, policies and oversight of gifted education at the state and local levels, a Neag School of Education team found in a recent survey representing 47 states. Del Siegle and Catherine Little, associate professors in gifted education at Neag, conducted the research with […]

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 […]