Neag School of Education

Kids hands with Colourful Paint Background. UConn Psychologist James Kaufman explains how to nurture creativity in kids.

How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Creativity has a host of academic, professional and personal benefits

View from back of classroom, with teacher, standing with hand lifted to face, blurred in the background.

New Research Study to Investigate — and Address — Teacher Stress

With federal funding, Lisa Sanetti and colleagues will explore interventions to help reduce schoolteacher stress and improve mental well-being, with the long-term goal of retraining teachers in classrooms.

A student writing math problems on a white dry erase board.

$1.5M Grant to Help Develop Exceptional Leaders in Math Education

The Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leaders (MTL) Program aims to support the development and retention of exceptional math educators in Connecticut’s highest-needs school districts — while also building these districts’ future leadership capacity in math education.

A one-room segregated schoolhouse in Georgia in 1941. Funding disparities that date from the Jim Crow era still affect predominantly Black schools today.

How Reparations Can Be Paid Through School Finance Reform

Schools in predominantly Black communities receive less funding, even though Black homeowners pay higher tax rates

A new website created by UConn faculty and students aims to help Connecticut history teachers prepare lessons on Black and Latinx history that has often been neglected in the past, like the 1921 Tulsa Massacre commemorated by this statue.

New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers

Connecticut is the first state to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history and this website will provide resources

Neag School Researcher Receives NSF, Google Grants to Improve Science Education

Todd Campbell has received grants from the NSF and Google to make next-generation science education more justice-oriented and accessible

Jason G. Irizarry.

Q&A: Meet the Neag School of Education Dean Jason G. Irizarry

Meet Jason G. Irizarry, Ed.D., who is kicking off his first full academic year as dean of UConn’s Neag School of Education. Irizarry, who grew up in New York City and served as a teacher before pursuing a path to leadership in higher education, was appointed dean for a five-year term in May 2021.

Gentry Building.

Fall 2021 Faculty Appointments and New Hires at the Neag School

This fall, the Neag School welcomes its incoming hires, congratulates existing faculty members on new appointments, and celebrates the first full academic year with its dean, Jason G. Irizarry, and his newly appointed leadership team.

Morgaen Donaldson.

UConn Names Next Austin Chair

The University of Connecticut has named Morgaen L. Donaldson, a renowned scholar of educational leadership and policy, as the next Philip E. Austin Endowed Chair

Elementary school children returning to class after summer break, wearing facemasks.

Students Are Returning to School With Anxiety, Grief, and Gaps in Social Skills

Will there be enough school mental health resources?