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Building a Bridge to STEM Degrees for Transfer Students

March 6, 2020

A $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help create a stronger path for Pima Community College students who transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice in the UA College of Education and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent...

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Political Cyberbullying: Perpetrators and Targets of a New Digital Aggression

March 1, 2020

Professor Sheri Bauman was a guest on this podcast about digital aggression and spoke about her new book, Political Cyberbullying: Perpetrators and Targets of a New Digital Aggression .

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Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

March 1, 2020

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson served on the Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee released a new report , finding that teachers face new expectations and more demands from policymakers, parents, students, and schools, including addressing changes in curriculum standards, the emergence of more explicit teaching goals,...

Paula McCall is the brainchild behind Prepared Parenting

March 1, 2020

Psychologist and adjunct faculty member Paula McCall is the brainchild behind Prepared Parenting , an annual event in Chandler, Arizona, aimed at helping parents and children overcome anxiety and depression. Many of our second-year school psychology graduate students presented break-out sessions at the event. Additional school psychology faculty supported students by supervising the preparation of break-out sessions.

McCall also...

Associate Professor Sunggye Hong was selected as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar

March 1, 2020

Associate Professor Sunggye Hong was selected as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar . He will conduct a collaborative research project in South Korea that explores the education and employment of people with visual impairments.

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Are public university enrollment priorities biased against poor communities and communities of color?

March 1, 2020

Are public university enrollment priorities biased against poor communities and communities of color? Assistant Professor Karina Salazar and UCLA Assistant Professor Ozan Jaquette (formerly with our college) investigated that bias, as seen in this opinion piece written by Jaquette in the Los Angeles Times.

Racial bias and Indigenous communities on Arizona campuses

Feb. 28, 2020

On this episode of Arizona Spotlight, AZPM student employee Vanessa Ontiveros sat down with Felisia Tagaban, one of the founding members of Voices of Indigenous Concerns in Education (VOICE).

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards the College of Education and TUSD $650,000 to promote curiosity and self-direction in adolescents

Feb. 20, 2020

The College of Education and Tucson Unified School District recently received $650,000 in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore the impact of asset-based dialogic teaching, a process where teachers pose critical problems for inquiry, reflect upon students’ responses, and engage students in conversation. This gift comes out of a total of $5.45 million that the company is awarding to teams of educators and organizations across...

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Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium

Feb. 1, 2020

The college’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project hosted the Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium last week in Worlds of Words.

The consortium was created to improve the quality of Navajo education through the recruitment and training of prospective Navajo educators. Today, the consortium also includes a resource center for Navajo educators and a recruitment pipeline. Kelvin White, above, talks about the achievement gap....

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion

Feb. 1, 2020

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her ability to make individual connections and create a sense of community. She was recognized on the court during the Colorado vs. Arizona men’s basketball game on January 18.