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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...

Stephanie MacFarland honored with breakthrough award

Nov. 1, 2019

Assistant Professor of Practice Stephanie MacFarland is the TASH 2019 Recipient of the June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award. TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy, fights for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs — those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization.

Recognized internationally for her passion and action in...

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 .

Funding received to prepare educational interpreters to serve deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Nov. 1, 2019

Associate Professor of Practice Cindy Volk recently received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support and prepare educational interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing K-12 students. The project director for the grant, Volk says, "The money will be used to prepare educational interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing K-12 students.” Learn more about how this funding will support students in the undergraduate...

Sherard Robbins named 2019 40 under 40 winner

Nov. 1, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion for Community Engagement Sherard Robbins, who was recently named a 40 under 40 winner for 2019! He and the other winners will be honored on December 2 at the 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast Celebration hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.

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...

Professor Kris Bosworth and Associate Professor Jessica Summers appointed by Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman to serve on the Arizona Department of Education School Safety Task Force

Oct. 2, 2019 The task force was created in partnership with March for Our Lives AZ after attempts to create such a task force failed at the legislature during the last legislative session. Read the article

Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera wins 2019 ASHE Outstanding Book Award for White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Identity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education

Oct. 2, 2019 One member from the Outstanding Book Award Committee deemed his book, “A fresh take on understanding white perceptions of racism.” Other committee members found Cabrera’s work, “a significant, important shift in research on diversity in higher education” and that it “transformed conceptualizations of past and ongoing cultural conflicts and constructs on campuses.” Read the article

Assistant Professor Z Nicolazzo wins 2019 ASHE Early Career Award

Oct. 2, 2019 "The scholarly accomplishments of Dr. Nicolazzo, which are linked to her accomplishments in outreach as a public intellectual and in her advising as a mentor are truly exceptional, exemplifying the best of what a professor can be. I can say with full confidence that Dr. Z Nicolazzo’s record of accomplishment is on a level achieved by only a couple of other scholars in that time. It is hard for me to imagine how anyone could have done more in...
Professor Regina Deil-Amen

Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019

The National Science Foundation has funded a $4.8 million grant awarding an effort to create a culture of belonging in higher education STEM fields for low-income, high-achieving students from our community. Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent pathways in Arizona, where there is a "...