Month: November 2014

Neag Professor’s Gifted and Talented Project SPARKS U.S. Ed Officials to Award $2.5M Grant


Neag School of Education faculty member Catherine Little received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s revitalized Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program to better serve gifted and talented students being stymied by extreme poverty, race, disabilities or other barriers.

It was the largest Javits award given to a single researcher this year. Continue reading…

UConn’s Neag School of Education aims to improve gifted and talented programs with grants totaling $7.5 million

By Johanna Jaramillo

The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education was awarded two grants worth $7.5 million from the U.S Department of Education in efforts to support gifted students.

A $2.5 million grant will fund Project SPARK, an initiative designed to bring more students from underrepresented groups into talented and gifted programs.

“We fear we’re losing a lot of talent by not responding to high potential in those populations,” said Dr. Catherine Little, who will lead Project SPARK. Continue reading…