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Cooper Center featured on AZPM’s Arizona Spotlight

Jan. 20, 2021

Colin Waite, director of the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, was featured on Arizona Public Media's Arizona Spotlight.

He spoke about the Cooper Center's historical impact on Southern Arizona, how they've adapted to the challenges of the pandemic, and renovation plans for their facilities....

College of Education grad makes history

Jan. 11, 2021

November was Native American Heritage Month, so it was especially appropriate that Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (Tohono O'odham), a 2005 College of Education alumna, won the November election for Pima County Recorder. She is the first Indigenous person to...

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Minke whale skeleton comes to Bisbee Science Lab

Dec. 4, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with TLS Professor Etta Kralovec about the recent Bisbee Science Lab acquisition of the bones of a Minke whale - a gift from the College of the Atlantic in Maine.

"Kralovec said high school students and...

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Alumna Juliana Urtebey named Nevada’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

Dec. 4, 2020

Congratulations to College of Education alumna Juliana Urtebey, Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Urtubey graduated from the college in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and in 2011 with a master’s degree in special education. The Booker Elementary School learning strategist will be the spokesperson for Nevada’s roughly 27,000...

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Worlds of Words and the Tucson Festival of Books team up for Imagination Fridays

Oct. 8, 2020

Every Friday, Tucson families and classes can connect with a children's book author or illustrator online thanks to a collaboration between the Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures and the Tucson Festival of Books....

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Etta Kralovec speaks with AZPM about how the pandemic has prompted parents to give pod learning a try

Oct. 8, 2020

Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Professor Etta Kralovec spoke with Arizona Public Media about pod learning and how it could change the face of education if it catches on.

"Some of them are totally free...

Student internship experience ends with signed legislation by California Governor Gavin Newsom to extend paid family leave

Oct. 8, 2020

The Literacy, Learning, and Leadership, B.S., program has grown tremendously over the past few years. Likely in part due to the variety of career paths the degree can lead our students down.

A big part of the program is the internship experience.

Current LLL student Lisa Friedman spent her (virtual) summer internship with the Jewish Center for...

Iliana Reyes named new College of Education associate dean

Aug. 4, 2020

The college is excited to announce that Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Professor Iliana Reyes has been named the college's new associate dean! Professor Reyes has been with the college for 18 years, having started as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to full professor last year.

Professor Reyes received her master’s and doctoral...

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Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy

Aug. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy. Lewis, for whom the professorship is named, devoted many years to supporting education in Arizona. She was especially passionate about reading, spending five years as the reading director of Coolidge Public Schools. She also was...