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New Leadership to Implement Neag School’s Ambitious Academic Vision

After leading UConn’s Strategic Planning Efforts, Richard L. Schwab has returned to the Neag School of Education as dean to lead the implementation of the school’s Academic Plan with two new associate deans, Casey Cobb and Sandra Chafouleas.

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Generous, Compassionate, Forward-Thinking, Skilled: Colleagues Pay Tribute to Thomas C. DeFranco

After five years as dean of the Neag School of Education, Thomas C. DeFranco, Ph.D., has returned to life as a full-time mathematics professor in both the Neag School and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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

Accolades – 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
Mary Almeida, a graduate student in the Two Summers Program, was honored as Enfield’s Teacher of the Year. She’s a tech-savvy first grade teacher, who utilizes iPads as part of her classroom instructions.
Brittany Larkin, a student in the sport management program, was …

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UConn Launching New Online Graduate Certificate in School Law

UConn’s Neag School of Education is launching an online graduate certificate in School Law, beginning in the spring of 2015. The 12-credit program is designed to help educators, administrators, policy makers and parents gain the expertise needed to cut through confusing “legalese” and better understand the legal dimensions of K-12 education.

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Is This Really How We Should Test Reading Development in Kids?

Connecticut has passed legislation that includes new requirements for diagnostic screening tools for reading in kindergarten through the third grade. Word on the street is that the new requirements align well with one assessment in particular: DIBELS, or Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, an early literacy assessment used in over 15,000 schools nationwide, including many in Connecticut. Why is this a problem?

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Report: ‘Excellence Gap’ Growing Among American Students

The circle of high-achieving American students is becoming a preserve for the white and well-off, with potentially severe consequences for the country’s promise of equal opportunity, according to a new report by UConn professor Jonathan Plucker and colleagues at two other universities.