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Neag School Moves Up in 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its annual national rankings of graduate schools of education on March 10, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 31 in the nation, up two slots this year from No. 33.

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Accolades: Read About the News and Accomplishments from our Students, Alumni and Faculty/Staff

Below are news and notes from our alumni, faculty, staff, and students. We are proud of all the amazing accomplishments by our Neag family. If you have an accolade to share, we want to hear from you! Please send any news items (and story ideas) to

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Justis Lopez – An Exceptional Educator in the Making

First-generation college student and fifth-year master’s student in the Neag School, Justis Lopez, was inspired by his high school teacher, Ms. Heather Banas, to go into teaching. Well prepared through numerous on campus and community activities, Justis has big plans after graduation.

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Neag Alum Named Connecticut School Counselor of the Year

When Vanessa Montorsi ’04 MA graduated from the Neag School of Education with a master’s degrees in school counseling 11 years ago, she never imagined that she would be one of 40 school counselors honored as semi-finalists for 2015 National School Counselor of the Year at a White House ceremony officiated this past January by Michelle Obama. This recognition comes for Montorsi on the heels of also being awarded the 2014 Connecticut School Counselor of the Year.
Montorsi, the director of counseling at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, Conn., always knew …

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CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative Transitions into Focusing on Parent Engagement

Based out of UConn’s Neag School of Education, the seven-year-old CommPACT program matches communities, parents, administrators, children, and teachers with experts and best practices designed to improve education and opportunities for students and family members alike.

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Neag Professors Work with American Museum of Natural History on Science Education Reform

Neag School of Education faculty members Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead and Suzanne M. Wilson are working with scientists, science educators, and teacher leaders at the American Museum of Natural History and other partners to raise the quality of science education in the U.S. and meet Next Generation of Science Standards.