Author: Stefanie Dion Jones

Independent Review Supports Parent Complaints About Special Ed

April 19, 2022

An independent review of Colchester, Connecticut’s special education program has identified a number of concerns regarding organization, staff retention, communication with parents and the measurement of student outcomes. Tracy Sinclair weighs in. 

Should Schools Invest in the Metaverse?

April 12, 2022

K-12 gaming experts including Mike Young say districts could get left behind if they don’t integrate related tech into curricula to facilitate virtual trips, AR projections, and more.

Neag School Graduate Students Launch Education Research Journal

April 8, 2022

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.

UConn Faculty Winning NSF Career Awards at Record-Breaking Pace

March 27, 2022

Since 2015, UConn has experienced a remarkable increase in the number of major National Science Foundation (NSF) awards bestowed upon early-career faculty members. This year, the University is seeing unprecedented success, with 10 awards already announced and more possibly on the way. The awards range from about $425,000 to over $1.3 million for Ido Davidesco, the first faculty member from the Neag School of Education to earn CAREER funding.

Research-Based Video Game Aims to Engage Students in Science

March 21, 2022

When schools were shut during COVID-19, teachers dealt with a lack of student engagement during online instruction, said Michael Young, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education who has expertise in cognition, instruction and learning technology.

Neag School Names Recipients of 2022 Alumni Board Scholarship

February 3, 2022

Joselyn Perez, a doctoral student studying research methods, measurement, and evaluation, is among this year’s Alumni Board Scholarship honorees. She will be recognized at the Neag School’s Annual Alumni Awards Celebration in March.

Exploring Fluctuations in Attention During Science Learning

January 21, 2022

Could a little break from paying attention to the instructor be beneficial to the student learning process? Learning sciences Professor Ido Davidesco thinks that might be the case, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding his research with $1.3 million to find out.