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Neag Professor Receives IES Grant to Develop Literacy Program for Students with Disabilities

Neag School of Education faculty member Devin Kearns has received an $650,000 grant from the Institute of Education Services (IES), as part of a larger $1.6 million grant with other colleagues, to develop a middle school co-teaching program to encourage collaboration between content-area and special education teachers and to improve the reading skills and content-area […]

Neag School Explores Greater Internationalization of Teacher Education With Visit to Germany

Few would likely dispute the enormous impact that globalization has had in recent decades on every aspect of civilization, from international commerce to technology to concerns about the environment. But where might education fit into this equation? Perhaps more than ever before, the idea of shaping students into thoughtful, responsible global citizens has become a […]

Neag School Math LEAD Initiative Supplies iPads to Local Middle School

There’s no better satisfaction for Eliana Rojas than the moment a student suddenly understands something in the classroom. Over the coming school year, the Neag School associate professor-in-residence suspects that many more of those “got-it” moments will be happening in one local school. Last month, Rojas presented 30 iPads and a charging cart to Windham […]

Husky Sport participant Symone James reads to K-2 students from John C. Clark, Jr. Elementary & Middle School while at Fred D. Wish School in Hartford on March 23, 2015.

With Support From Two UConn Grads, Future Schoolteacher Looks Forward to Connecting With Youth

Whether she’s faced with a classroom of culturally diverse fourth-graders or an after-school group from Hartford’s North End, UConn senior Symone James ’16 (ED) has one goal in mind: to able to relate to every student. James is the recipient of the Degnan Family Scholarship, an award funded by James and Elizabeth Degnan, both UConn […]

Sandy Hook Survivor and Neag School Alum Shares Excerpt of New Book

Editor’s Note: Former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis ’05 (ED), ’06 MA, founder of nonprofit Classes 4 Classes and survivor of the tragic 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn., shares with Spotlight an excerpt of her new book, “Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), which was released Oct. 6.  […]

Future Educator Gets Early Lessons in Leadership

As early as her freshman year, Neag School junior Emily Baseler ’17 (ED, CLAS), ’18 MA has been coaching college students to be exceptional teachers and leaders. Volunteering with UConn Jumpstart – a national early education organization that offers UConn students the chance to engage in meaningful service while receiving extensive early childhood and professional […]

Neag School Launches Student Scholarship Fund to Honor Longtime Colleague

For nearly 20 years, Valerie Pichette served as executive assistant at UConn’s Neag School of Education – first with Dean Richard Schwab and later with former Dean Thomas DeFranco – as well as a longtime mentor to innumerable students and friend to many colleagues campus-wide. Pichette passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. In remembrance […]

Neag School Hosts Inaugural Educational Leadership Alumni Forum

Before an audience of more than 125 friends, colleagues, Neag School graduates, students, and faculty, two high-profile Neag School alumni took to the stage this Tuesday at UConn’s von der Mehden Hall in Storrs to share their insights on leadership, as well as their own preparation program experience at UConn, as part of the School’s […]

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National Consortium Offers Full Funding to Neag School Special Ed Doctoral Students

For Kaitlin Leonard, a mother of two young children and a literacy coach who had previously worked for 10 years as a schoolteacher, finding the time or the money to pursue a Ph.D. had never seemed a realistic possibility. This fall, however, Leonard entered the Neag School as a special education doctoral candidate – with […]

Amit Savkar, assistant professor-in-residence of math, tapes a lecture using Lightboard technology on Sept. 18, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Lighting up Lectures with UConn’s Newest Teaching Tool

The new Lightboard technology enables faculty to face students while drawing or writing information as they would on a chalkboard or whiteboard.