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…