Month: September 2014

Dr. Catherine Little Receives $2.5 million Five-Year Federal Grant

Dr. Catherine Little, Gifted and Talented, received a $2.5 million grant as part of the Javits program. Project SPARK (Supporting and Promoting Advanced Readiness in Kids) will scale up the Young Scholars Model, an approach developed in Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools, with the aim of increasing participation of underrepresented groups in gifted and talented programs, supporting their achievement in the core subject areas, and promoting their readiness for participation in advanced coursework. The project will be conducted in several schools in southern New England with high populations of students traditionally underserved in gifted programs. Dr. Little and her research team will focus on screening students in grades K-2 for behaviors indicating high potential, and then providing services to support these students in developing their readiness for possible later identification for gifted programming.

Dean’s Doctoral Scholars

We are reinventing doctoral study at the Neag School of Education. Become one of the University of Connecticut Neag School’s first-ever Dean’s Doctoral Scholars. Receive four years of full funding to earn your Ph.D. while working with our nationally-recognized faculty on critical education issues. Help us build the future of education today.

Don’t miss this unique and exciting opportunity. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014. During all four years of funded work, Dean’s Doctoral Scholars will receive full tuition-remission, a generous stipend, and an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with proven visionaries and leaders in their fields. Additional funding opportunities and scholarships will also be available for other well-qualified students.

For details, visit: s.uconn.edu/neagdds