A group of graduate students at UConn’s Neag School of Education are heading up the launch of the School’s first academic journal. The journal is now welcoming submissions through the end of May for its inaugural edition, slated for publication in Fall 2022. Check out the full story.
The Neag School has named two doctoral students in the Department of Educational Leadership as 2022 Alumni Board Scholarship recipients. Read more about the recipients.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way school districts reach, educate, evaluate, and support students. Remote schooling provided opportunities for reflection and revaluation of curriculum, but also limited the content teachers were able to deliver in 2020 and 2021 and the skills students were able to develop, and increased chronic absenteeism for at-risk students. In the past, grade retention, or repetition, has been a common way for school districts to address low achievement and high absenteeism.
As this brief will explain, the research is clear that grade retention has no long-term benefits for student achievement or long-term outcomes and may in fact have negative consequences for both students and districts. Check out the report.
LLEP Ph.D. student, Pauline Batista is making an impact and inspiring others to have a voice. In the Neag School of Education article she shared, “That was when I thinking, ‘Maybe I should really get a Ph.D.’ Because people like me typically don’t have a voice,” Batista says. “But if they have the right education, all of a sudden, they have a voice. All of a sudden, the door is open.”
Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom, outlined in this month’s issue of Neag School Accolades.
Current UConn Sport Management student highlighted in the New Haven Register.
WSHU Public Radio interviews LLEP doctoral student Robert Cotto Jr. starting at 24:56.
Current UConn Sport Management senior, Batouly Camara is featured in the Journal Inquirer for being an ‘upbeat teammate despite succession of injuries’.
LLEP Ph.D. candidate, Robert Cotto’s research is referenced in The New Haven Independent
Joseph Galarza, a current graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, writes an op-ed the benefits of studying abroad, in the Hartford Courant.