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Neag School of Education Hosts 2015 Commencement

The Neag School of Education recognized graduates from the Class of 2015 during two ceremonies held the weekend of May 9 and 10, 2015.

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Neag Alum Wrapping up First Year as an Administrator at Journalism and Media Academy in Hartford

Dan Pichette, who was appointed the dean of students at Journalism and Media Academy this past August, is wrapping up his first year as an administrator. He graduated from the Neag School of Education’s Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) program in 2004 and the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) in 2011.

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Jeffrey Labasi had spent more than 20 years leading a lucrative career as a research scientist in pharmaceuticals – an industry where, Labasi admits, he was never really happy.
A father of three, Labasi instead found fulfillment outside of working hours, filling his free time with activities at his children’s schools – organizing invention conventions for students, serving as PTO president for a time, and coaching a number of different sports, season after season.
In his 40’s, Labasi began seriously considering a profession that would allow him to focus on working with …

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While conventional wisdom may hold that academically gifted students can take care of themselves in school, a new report co-authored by UConn professor of education Jonathan Plucker reveals a starkly different story.

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Next year, UConn’s Neag School of Education and School of Law will partner for the first time to address this need head-on, launching a new graduate program designed for working professionals interested in obtaining a law degree as well as certification as an educational administrator. The program is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

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Neag School to Welcome First-Ever Dean’s Doctoral Scholars This Fall

Come fall, eight promising new Ph.D. candidates will arrive on the UConn Storrs campus knowing that they will have four years of fully funded support, thanks to an innovative new program instituted this past year by Neag School of Education Dean Richard Schwab.
Launched in 2014, the inaugural Dean’s Doctoral Scholar program invited applications from aspiring doctoral candidates with an interest in pursuing research, under one or more Neag School faculty experts, in at least one of the School’s four strategic areas of focus: STEM education; creativity and innovation; educator quality …