Neag School of Education

Improving the Literacy Skills of At-Risk Kindergarteners

The need to improve reading ability is one of the nation’s most pressing education issues.

Helping Teachers Assess, Improve Student Behavior

Educational psychology professor Sandra Chafouleas is heading a U.S. Department of Education-funded project that will help teachers gather data on behavior in the classroom.

Agisilaos John Pappanikou, Nov. 6, 2009

Retired Neag School of Education professor Agisilaos John Pappanikou died Nov. 6 at the age of 79. “Pappy,” as he was called by those who knew him, fought for the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. A professor of special education at UConn from 1965 to 1989, including 19 years as chair […]

New Book Encourages Parents to Foster Love of Learning

Two gifted education experts urge parents to pay less attention to test scores and place greater emphasis on nurturing a child's interests outside the classroom.

Distinguished Education Professor Joseph S. Renzulli Honored with McGraw Prize in Education

Joseph S. Renzulli, a distinguished professor of educational psychology in the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, is one of three outstanding 2009 educators to receive the prestigious Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. The director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at UConn and the Neag Chair in […]

New Neag Institute to Advance Urban Education Reform

The Neag School of Education’s new Institute for Urban School Improvement received the formal endorsement of UConn’s Board of Trustees recently, the latest step in the University’s effort to become a national model for school reform.

Teaching Fellow Prepares Students to Work in Special Education

Set clear expectations, be organized, be flexible, and show enthusiasm. These are a few of Joseph Madaus’s guidelines for successful teaching. An associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education, Madaus prepares teachers who will work with students with disabilities in settings ranging from kindergarten to higher education.