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Congratulations to two-time College of Education graduate Lane Santa Cruz on winning the Ward 1 Tucson City Council seat!

Alumna Lane Santa Cruz Wins Tucson City Council Seat

Jan. 2, 2020

Congratulations to two-time College of Education graduate Lane Santa Cruz on winning the Ward 1 Tucson City Council seat! Santa Cruz graduated from the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies with her Language, Reading & Culture, M.A., in 2011 and her Language, Reading & Culture, Ph.D., in 2016. A native Tucsonan, educator, and community organizer at her core, Lane spent the 12 years prior to taking office working...

Alum Luis Carlos Davis hosts filmmaking workshop for aspiring filmmakers from Arizona and Sonora.

Empowering Emerging Filmmakers From The Borderlands To Create Their Own Narratives

Jan. 2, 2020

Luis Carlos Davis, an alum of the college's language, reading, and culture doctoral program, was featured in a Fronteras Desk piece about a filmmaking workshop he led in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora in October. The workshop was part...

University of Arizona Partners with Sunnyside Unified School District to Launch Pathways to Teaching Program

Nov. 1, 2019

The Sunnyside Unified School District and University of Arizona College of Education have created a pathway for people affiliated with the Sunnyside District to enter the teaching profession via a 17-month, fast-track degree program, Pathways to Teaching. Upon completion, Pathways participants earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a K-8 teaching certificate and English as a Second Language Endorsement. The first cohort starts...

Bringing more diversity to the classroom

Nov. 1, 2019

The College of Education and TUSD formed a partnership to create Each One, Teach One – a program that seeks to bring more teachers of color into the field. Learn more in this KOLD feature.

Jessica Summers story in the Arizona Republic

Nov. 1, 2019

University Faculty Chair Jessica Summers, who represents faculty as a member of President Robert Robbins’ cabinet and is an associate professor in the college, has been quoted in numerous media outlets regarding the cost of the university’s strategic plan, including ...

Ben Anderson, a high school calculus teacher participates in Teachers in Industry during the summer.

Bringing employee experience in tech companies into the high school classroom

Aug. 8, 2019

As Arizona students head back to class in August, so too will a group of about 50 middle and high school teachers who spent the summer working in industry as part of the University of Arizona College of Education Teachers in Industry program. The business-education partnership is in its 11th year of placing experienced teachers in Arizona industries each summer. 

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Congratulations Kathy Short!

Aug. 1, 2019

Professor and Worlds of Words Director Kathy Short was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame. Congratulations!

Rebecca Ballenger works with her students to prepare books for their silent books exhibit

Enriching our professional environment

July 10, 2019

Forbes Magazine recognizes UA as one of the best employers in Arizona. Employees like Rebecca Ballenger have something to do with it. Ballenger, Associate Director for Worlds of Words, inspires creativity and deep thought in her approach with students and interns. She goes beyond that by building relevant experiences for local school groups visiting the world-renowned international literature collection, as well as hosting workshops for...

Reviving an Ancient Whistle Language

June 19, 2019

We often think shouting is the way to get our voice to carry, but evidence of whistle languages around the globe prove otherwise. Whistle languages were developed specifically for the efficiency of communication between people over distance. On the island of La Gomera, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, ‘el silbo’ is one such ancient whistling language. A large community used ‘el silbo’ to get sometimes-urgent messages across the...