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Research Suggests That School May Not Benefit High-Ability Students’ Reading Achievement

Does school matter? Most anyone’s response would be, unequivocally, yes.

And yet startling results from a recent research study suggest that, depending on the ability of the student, the answer may not be quite so clear-cut.

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Renzulli’s Gifted Education Programming Has Positive Impact in D.C.

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) discontinued their gifted education programs in 2005 – and had no plans to serve the city’s most talented learners. But when high-performing students started leaving DCPS for private schools in the suburbs or area charter schools in search of gifted programs, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson began searching for a gifted education program. In 2012, DCPS turned to Professor Joseph Renzulli, Neag School of Education researcher and internationally known expert in gifted education, for help.

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James Kaufman, professor of educational psychology, met with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta this summer for a forthcoming show about creativity.

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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 knowledge of students with learning disabilities.

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Alum and First-time Author Explores Why Smart Kids Cheat

Neag alumna Kate Maupin ’08 recently won the 2015 International Book Award (IBA) for her first book, Cheating, Dishonesty & Manipulation: Why Bright Kids Do It (Great Potential Press, 2015). Beating out 1,200 entries from around the world, she captured the top prize in the education/academic category, revealing how “more than 80 percent of bright students self-reported that they had not only cheated in an academic setting, but also had never been caught.”

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Neag School Alumni: Join Us Oct. 9-11 for Huskies Forever Weekend!

We invite you and your family members to take part in Huskies Forever Weekend, a three-day event at the Storrs campus filled with activities open to all UConn alumni.

This three-day event will feature everything from a 5K race to museum-led art tours to a wine and beer tasting. In addition, the Neag School will be sponsoring the following activities on Saturday, Oct. 10. Register online now!