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Looking for ways to keep your children engaged throughout the summer?


To get some tips for surviving summer at home, This Is Tucson spoke with educational psychology doctoral student Rebecca Friesen, who also homeschools her three boys. "It can be very helpful to have a one-on-one with your child and ask 'What do you want to learn this summer? What skills do you want to gain?' And then start to develop a schedule from that."

This is Tucson also compiled a list of organizations...

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College of Education fellowship will support STEM education along the U.S.-Mexico border

May 4, 2020

Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the college is launching the Noyce Border Fellowship Program for middle and high school teachers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The program will create field-trip sites in rural Southern Arizona to provide students with informal STEM-learning opportunities. Congratulations to Professor Etta Kralovec, the principal investigator for the grant....


TREC to host Social Emotional Learning Summit as webinar series

May 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college's Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative is redesigning the in-person Social Emotional Learning Summit (originally scheduled for June 6) into a FREE month-long webinar series convening each Tuesday in May, from 3 - 4:30pm.

The topics of the original summit are more important than ever as teachers adapt to the changing needs of teaching during a pandemic. The...

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The future of international higher education in a post-mobility world

May 4, 2020

According to Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Practice Jenny Lee and Vice Provost of Global Affairs Brent White, student mobility was an outdated approach to international education even before the current pandemic. In this University World News article , the University of Arizona faculty members outline how going forward, universities must ensure that internationalisation is no longer dominated by mobility, without which it...

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Free Webinars for School Psychologists

April 23, 2020

To support the education community during this challenging time, the college is offering a series of short, focused (and FREE!) webinars for school psychologists. Join Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer and her guests to learn about helpful resources available to school psychologists, administrators and related professionals. Topics range from telepractice to supporting teachers and parents to resources for coping with anxiety and...

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Advice for parents adjusting to a new normal

March 26, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with Associate Professor of School Psychology Michael Sulkowski about how parents can cope with a new normal of both working from home and trying to continue some measure of education for their children.

"His first suggestion: Pause and ask your kids what they’ve heard about coronavirus."

Read the article.

Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins recognized for leadership in higher education

March 26, 2020

Assistant Professors Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins are among the winners of the JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

JV Educational Consultants is a Michigan-based firm that provides student and faculty development and leadership consulting services to associations, colleges, nonprofit organizations and other institutions. Its Leadership Awards recognize "outstanding leadership...

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Educational psychology doctoral student and home-school teacher offers tips for first-time home-school teachers

March 24, 2020

With thousands of schools closed across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many parents are taking on the challenge of home-schooling their children for the first time. UA News reached out to Rebecca Friesen, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology and a home-school teacher of three children, for some helpful tips.

"The key, she says, is modeling a genuine enjoyment of learning."


The assistant professor of higher education was nominated for her research into whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

Redesigning college admission amid the COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Karina Salazar's research, which found that colleges disproportionately recruit students from wealthier, whiter areas, was mentioned in a Forbes article about how college admission practices are shifting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

College recruiters are presented with an opportunity to examine the practices around recruitment and how resources are allocated by college and university admission offices....

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Solving Arizona’s teacher shortage through the Arizona Teachers Academy

March 11, 2020

Cronkite News wrote a piece on the Arizona Teachers Academy and the importance of investing in K-20 education in Arizona. They spoke with the college's Raul Gonzalez, who coordinates the ATA program at The University of Arizona.