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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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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.

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First-Year Neag Educator Wins “Faculty of the Year” Award

In addition to celebrating his one-year anniversary of teaching at the Neag School of Education, Dr. Ron Beghetto, associate professor of educational psychology, has yet another milestone to celebrate. This year, Beghetto received the 2015 Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Faculty of the Year Award after spending just one year teaching in the Neag School, an incredible achievement for any faculty member who works at an institution as large as UConn.
Beghetto is an internationally recognized expert on creativity in educational settings. Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Beghetto served as …

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What Ever Happened to Gillette Castle?

Students across the state are wondering: what happened to Gillette Castle? In the real world, the historic mansion built in 1914 by actor William Gillette sits safely atop its perch overlooking the Connecticut River in East Haddam. But in The Great Connecticut Caper – a serialized e-book being released, with help from UConn Libraries and Neag faculty, by the nonprofit organization Connecticut Humanities – students must follow the clues to find and recover the national historic landmark.

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Passion for Art May Thwart Pursuits of the Heart

Being creative can be sexy in any relationship, but how you apply your creativity can influence how long a relationship lasts.
In two recent studies that looked at the intersection between creativity, personality, and relationships, UConn professor James C. Kaufman and colleagues found that people who immerse themselves in purely artistic pursuits – such as writing the next great novel, composing an opera, or painting a brilliant landscape – are more apt to be single and experience short-term relationships