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13th International Scientific-Practical Conference, Adolescent in the City: Inequality and Opportunities, in Moscow, Russia

April 1, 2020

Professor Sheri Bauman is a keynote speaker this month for the 13th International Scientific-Practical Conference, Adolescent in the City: Inequality and Opportunities, in Moscow, Russia. Now a virtual conference, her lecture, Adolescent Aggression, will be translated in real time.

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Vanessa Perry was invited to present at the 2020 Unimc for Inclusion Conference

April 1, 2020

Although Assistant Professor of Practice Vanessa Perry was invited to present at the 2020 Unimc for Inclusion Conference hosted by the University of Macerata , Italy, now postponed until October, she and her colleagues hosted online workshops this month to continue their work of educating others about disability and inclusion. Perry adds, "Even though my Italian colleagues postponed the conference, they still held a web conference and were in...

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Associate Professor Michael Sulkowski featured podcast

April 1, 2020

Associate Professor Michael Sulkowski offered suggestions for ways parents can cope with life during COVID-19 in this podcast (go to 12:45 minutes to hear).

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Professor Jenny Lee, along with doctoral student Hillary Vance

April 1, 2020

Professor Jenny Lee, along with doctoral student Hillary Vance, graduate Sowmya Ghosh ’19, and former visiting Fulbright Scholar Bjorn Stensaker, wrote Global Rankings at a Local Cost? The Strategic Pursuit of Status and the Third Mission for Comparative Education.

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Advice for parents adjusting to a new normal

March 26, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with Associate Professor of School Psychology Michael Sulkowski about how parents can cope with a new normal of both working from home and trying to continue some measure of education for their children.

"His first suggestion: Pause and ask your kids what they’ve heard about coronavirus."

Read the article.

Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins recognized for leadership in higher education

March 26, 2020

Assistant Professors Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins are among the winners of the JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

JV Educational Consultants is a Michigan-based firm that provides student and faculty development and leadership consulting services to associations, colleges, nonprofit organizations and other institutions. Its Leadership Awards recognize "outstanding leadership...

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Educational psychology doctoral student and home-school teacher offers tips for first-time home-school teachers

March 24, 2020

With thousands of schools closed across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many parents are taking on the challenge of home-schooling their children for the first time. UA News reached out to Rebecca Friesen, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology and a home-school teacher of three children, for some helpful tips.

"The key, she says, is modeling a genuine enjoyment of learning."

Read...

The assistant professor of higher education was nominated for her research into whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

Redesigning college admission amid the COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Karina Salazar's research, which found that colleges disproportionately recruit students from wealthier, whiter areas, was mentioned in a Forbes article about how college admission practices are shifting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

College recruiters are presented with an opportunity to examine the practices around recruitment and how resources are allocated by college and university admission offices....

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Solving Arizona’s teacher shortage through the Arizona Teachers Academy

March 11, 2020

Cronkite News wrote a piece on the Arizona Teachers Academy and the importance of investing in K-20 education in Arizona. They spoke with the college's Raul Gonzalez, who coordinates the ATA program at The University of Arizona.

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Evaluating America’s teachers

March 11, 2020

The Washington Post wrote a piece about Professor Emeritus Thomas Good's recently released research brief, “Addressing Teacher Evaluation Properly.”

"Good told me that teacher evaluation practices today are varied across the nation in part because of large differences that schools have in resources for teacher development. For example, some districts spend $7,000 per teacher while others spend little, and there is varying availability...