Month: March 2019

Research on gifted education by Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis are featured by The Century Foundation.

March 29, 2019

Integrating Classrooms and Reducing Academic Tracking Strategies for School Leaders and Educators …The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), developed by University of Connecticut professors Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis, is an approach to teaching and learning that draws from the pedagogy of gifted education to enhance opportunities to all students in a school. SEM identifies “gifted […]

Allison Lombardi quoted by KCUR about students with special needs.

March 28, 2019

“We’re trying to make it so people with disabilities have more opportunities for employment in society, right?” said Allison Lombardi, a professor who teaches in the Special Education Program at the University of Connecticut. “There’s not a separate society for just people with disabilities, so it really doesn’t make sense for us to create programs […]

Neag School Announces Recipients of 2019 Alumni Awards: Two From Educational Psychology

March 27, 2019

Outstanding Professional — Rachel R. McAnallen ’10 Ph.D. (Educational Psychology – Gifted and Talented) Known as “Ms. Math” to children across the country, Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for more than 60 years, she travels the globe teaching her love […]

U.S. News 2020 Rankings Place Neag School Among Top 20 U.S. Publics

March 25, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has issued its 2020 rankings of the best graduate schools of education in the nation, with the Neag School of Education ranking among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. Read full article here.

Dr. Tamika La Salle and Sara McDaniel awarded grant from The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

March 12, 2019

Dr. Tamika La Salle and  Sara McDaniel of the University of Alabama have been awarded a major grant from The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities on Incorporating Cultural Responsiveness into Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Framework as a collaborative project for five years.  See more on this exciting new project at