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Students and Poor Sleeping Habits

April 7, 2016

In middle school, children either develop an affinity for math and science or begin believing they do not possess the mental agility necessary to succeed in these subjects. But if students want to become nurses, physicians, software developers, engineers, business intelligence analysts, and other high-in-demand specialists, these subjects are important entry points. Associate Professor Michelle Perfect and a UA team are working to circumvent...

People News 2015

April 7, 2016

December 2015

Elementary education alumna and current educational psychology graduate student Lauren Pierce was quoted in The Washington Post about a new app that aims to turn monotonous exercise into fun. A former cross-country athlete in high school and current coach of high school distance runners, she enjoys marathons and triathlons, and she credits the app with helping her become a faster runner. She likes the app so much that...

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

March 2016

We have yet another winning athlete to brag about. USA Softball announced its Female Athletes of the Year, and the UA Softball program swept the awards with Kellie Fox earning Female Athlete of the Year. Kellie graduated from our Literacy, Learning & Leadership program last year and is a member of the USA Softball team. Here's more on Kellie.

Associate Professor of Practice Crystal Soltero is one of the newest...

students on UA Mall

Mexican American Studies Research Article Receives Award

April 6, 2016

In 2014, College of Education faculty members Jeffrey Milem (now the education dean at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Nolan Cabrera, Ozan Jaquette, and Ron Marx published the article, Missing the (Student Achievement) Forest for All the (Political) Trees: Empiricism and the Mexican American Studies Controversy in Tucson in the American Educational Research Journal. The research article was based on the results of HB 2281, which...

Professor June Maker Receives Honorary Doctorate

March 29, 2016

Professor June Maker will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Western Kentucky University. She notes, "This is a special honor for me because it is the local university where most of my high school classmates who decided to go to college earned their degrees. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1970. Perhaps more importantly, my mother, sister, and oldest nephew earned their bachelor degrees from WKU and my oldest nephew...

The Importance of Community Involvement in Teaching

March 29, 2016

The quality of our future depends largely on the quality of today's education. Those who will solve the world's toughest challenges are likely studying, right now, in classrooms across the United States.

Teaching has never been more vital to our future. Yet, our state and country face serious challenges that prevent teachers from thriving. Young teachers often land in distressed schools that test their resolve. Many leave the...

Poe & the Hollow Crown by Kristie Atwood

We're Abuzz with Literacy and the Tucson Festival of Books!

March 29, 2016

The college is proud of its involvement with the Tucson Festival of Books, a community-wide celebration of literature. All proceeds from the festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs, such as Reading Seed, Literacy Connects, and UA Literacy Outreach Programs. Since 2009, the festival has contributed more than $1,050,000 to agencies that improve literacy in the community.

This year's festival is March...