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Examining the relationship between teaching practices and peer victimization

June 19, 2019

Peer victimization negatively impacts academic, psychological, and physical functioning in children. Studies have shown that whether and how children defend their victimized peers has a significant impact on victims’ adjustment. By examining the dynamic between teachers and students in fourth and fifth-grade classrooms over three years, this project will look at the complex ways in which teachers’ characteristics, practices, and actions...

Advancing Digital Equity in Public Libraries: Assessing library patrons’ problem solving in technology-rich environments

June 19, 2019

In an effort to improve library practices, programs, and services for adult patrons, especially economically vulnerable and socially isolated adults, seniors, English learners, unemployed and others lacking digital problem-solving skills, researchers in Portland, Oregon will look at trends in adults’ digital literacy skills. These city-wide trends can then be examined alongside national and international data to make comparisons that have...

Connecting to culture through archaeology

June 19, 2019

Local high school students and educators visited Casa Grande Nation Monument recently as part of a collaboration our college is newly involved in. Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology (LSWHTA) is a program that connects youth from the southwest to their cultural histories using regional archaeology as a bridge. This program offers students and teachers the opportunity for hands-on, behind-the-scenes archaeological experiences at...

Innovative research toward effective diabetes management looks at the role of sleep

June 19, 2019

As reported by UA News: The University of Arizona has received a $2 million grant for a study to determine if adjustments to daily routines for youths with Type 1 diabetes can improve regulation of their glucose levels and enhance daily management of the disease.The five-year study will track routines such as sleep, diet, physical activity, school activity and diabetes management. It is being funded by the National Institutes of Health's...

Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez

Supporting the commitment to continuing education

May 31, 2019

Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez was part of a panel at UC Davis which showcased critical, diverse disciplinary perspectives in education. Lopez studies Native American education using Indigenous statistics and has expertise in the limitations of collecting and applying quantitative results to Indigenous populations. Lopez also recently gave the keynote for the Baboquivari college signing day. His speech was highlighted in a story by AZPM...

15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception

Presenting the Erasmus Circle Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

May 28, 2019

The 15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception, held at the beautiful home of Paul Lindsey and Kathy Alexander, honored our donors who support the College of Education.

The evening included a presentation on urban public education in the Age of Reform by alumnus Richard Carranza . Carranza is chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. He is responsible for educating 1....

Maria Mata

Enhancing our Latin@/x Community

May 8, 2019

Maria Mata, project coordinator in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice, earned an award from the American College Personnel Association's Latin@/x Network during the association's annual conference in Boston in March. Mata was named the association's 2019 Outstanding New Professional.

The American College Personnel Association aims to foster student learning by providing outreach, advocacy, research, and...

Lindsey Interns for the 2018-19 academic year

Celebrating successful education internships

April 30, 2019

Students named as Lindsey Interns for the 2018-19 academic year were recently celebrated at a special reception with Mr. Paul Lindsey. Paul’s dedication to serving the Tucson community through our college internship program has not wavered through the more-than-ten year program. His support has allowed more than 70 community agencies, some for multiple years, to work with our interns. The needs that are met by our interns in the community...

Assistant Professor Leah Durán

Recognizing an Innovator in Bilingual Education

April 24, 2019

Assistant Professor Leah Durán is the recipient of the 2019 Urquides Laureate Award for her outstanding contributions in bilingual education on behalf of children. Experience teaching elementary school in bilingual and ESL classrooms in Texas drove Durán’s research to explore the relationship between language, literacy, and young children’s learning, with a focus on bilingual Latina/o children.

Durán served as the Richard Ruiz Scholar...

Gabriel Martinez, photo credit Mari Cleven

Creating Community in our Deaf Studies Major

April 19, 2019

Transfer student Gabriel Martinez found his second family at the UA as a deaf studies major. He plans to pursue a master's degree in higher education and eventually work in disability resources at a university. Read the full story by Alexis Blue, University Communications.