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George Sugai, a professor in UConn’s Neag School of Education and an expert on school climate and student behavior, addressed a conference in February that included Vice President Joe Biden on the topic of making schools safer in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy.
Sugai, who in December co-authored a national position paper on school violence following Newtown, told the invitation-only crowd of lawmakers, educators, political leaders, law enforcement officials, and others that preventing school violence at every level requires better communication between parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
“In most …
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Fresh from a sabbatical to Thailand, Neag Professor Xae Alicia Reyes has always found her life to be international.
“My interest in strengthening our sense of being part of the international community is a strong part of my identity as a military dependent,” says Reyes. “My mother was also a military dependent born in the Panama Canal Zone, so schooling throughout the world has always interested me and fostered a passion for learning something from everyone.”
Reyes began her international higher education in Puerto Rico where she received both a B.A. in …
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The Neag School of Education will host the 11th annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference, “Media Literacy in a Digital Information Age” on Friday, April 19 in the Rome Ballroom, South Campus, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s event will emphasize closely examining the key relationship between today’s digital media, the impact of new technology, the need to help youth develop skills to understand and interpret media, and other important digital media issues affecting schools, communities, and youth-oriented organization
“The Northeast Media Literacy Conference has been recognized for over a decade as a …
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As new director of the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic, Jeremy Vigneault, PT, is focused on success.
“My job is to ensure the success of others, whether they are my colleagues, students or patients,” Vigneault says. “I’m a proud member of the Nayden team.”
On staff since 2005, Vigneault spent his first six years there as a clinical faculty member, seeing patients and providing clinical education to Physical Therapy (PT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. In 2011, Vigneault assumed administrative duties, becoming clinic co-director with Morgan Hills.
He became sole director this past …
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A prestigious $400,000 federal grant will allow the Neag School of Education‘s Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment (MEA) Department to not just recruit and support four much-needed fellows, but to help meet the nationwide demand for better standardized tests to assess academic growth and educational effectiveness.
Designed to create jobs and expand research in fields critical to the United States’ economic and social well-being, this selective Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the U.S. Department of Education also recognizes UConn and the Neag School of Education as leaders …