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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 ranging, some of them are Montessori schools, but the thing I think is most interesting about it is that these communities are coming together and actually having a conversation about what kind of...

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 degrees in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. Her...

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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 active in broadcast television, inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1994,...

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Assistant Professor JD Lopez discussed the importance of Native American voices in policy dialogues about affordability and student borrowing

Aug. 1, 2020

In a recent interview with the Lumina Foundation , Assistant Professor JD Lopez and alumna and Arizona State University Assistant Professor Amanda Tachine ’06 ’15 discussed the importance of Native American voices in policy dialogues about affordability and student borrowing.

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Alyce Sadongei recently spoke with Atlas Obscura

Aug. 1, 2020

Alyce Sadongei , project coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute , recently spoke with Atlas Obscura , about how museums across the country and world have historically covered sacred cultural items in dangerous chemicals for the purpose of preservation. “The revelations about pesticide use were like ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ for many Indigenous communities. A lot of people were angry and upset because...

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Professor Erin Turner awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Erin Turner and Department of Mathematics Associate Research Scientist Cynthia Anhalt were awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, Collaborative Research: Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling, a collaboration with the University of Washington — Tacoma, Montana State University, and George Mason University. The research...

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Professor Gary Rhoades was featured in Inside Higher Education story about the backlash of the acquisition of Ashford University

Aug. 1, 2020

News of the University of Arizona’s planned acquisition of Ashford University did not go over well for many Arizona faculty members. Professor Gary Rhoades , who has an extensive background in the research of higher education, was featured in this Inside Higher Education story about the backlash.

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Professor and Department Head Regina Deil-Amen was interviewed about the Ashford acquisition

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor and Department Head Regina Deil-Amen was interviewed about the Ashford acquisition in this KOLD news story .

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Professor Jenny Lee in a Latin Times story

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Jenny Lee was quoted in a Latin Times story about how scientific collaboration between China and the U.S. has grown despite their poor relations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor Emeritus Thomas L. Good was awarded the prestigious E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Emeritus Thomas L. Good was awarded the prestigious E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association . The award is among the most prestigious given to living educational psychologists for their substantial, career-long achievements, and contributions to the field. Some past recipients include Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Sandra Graham, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles.