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Researching adolescent academic engagement

Dec. 18, 2018

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies doctoral student Jaclyn Wolf attended the California Association of School Psychologists conference in San Diego in early November to present her research, Neighborhood risk and unsafe schools in relation to Latinx adolescents' academic engagement: Social cohesion and school respect as protective factors . Her findings indicate neighborhood and school risk, and protective factors are important to...

Joseph Sturm and Thea Van Gorp at the Intern Poster Session

Taking Pride in Community Internships

Dec. 18, 2018

Every semester, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Associate Professor of Practice Crystal Soltero hosts a Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Internship Poster Session to offer our students the chance to have their internship questions answered by fellow students who are current interns. At this semester's Internship Poster Session, there were Literacy, Learning, and Leadership interns from a wide range of community organizations,...

Richard Carranza talks with other  UA Wildcats in New York City

Wildcats in NYC

Dec. 18, 2018

The College of Education and the UA Alumni Association co-hosted an event at the Chela Park Slope restaurant in Brooklyn to introduce our grad Richard Carranza to the Tri-State UA alumni. Carranza is now the chancellor of the New York City public schools, the largest school system in the nation. The 1,800 schools are responsible for educating 1.1 million students.

A native Tucsonan and dedicated educator for nearly 30 years, Carranza...

Enriching students' lives through tennis, in Arizona border towns

Dec. 10, 2018

At the start of December, students in TLS 355, along with Assistant Professors Ostermeyer and Harris, took part in a binational tennis rally for border youth in Nogales, Sonora. The event was hosted by Border Youth Tennis Exchange, known informally as BYTE . The experience offered a lens to viewing leadership in informal education and showed how creative activities and sports can cross borders larger than tennis nets.

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Cabrera and Perry named as UA leaders to help advance HSI efforts

Dec. 3, 2018

Ten UA faculty and staff members have been selected for a new fellowship that aims to further the University's efforts as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.The UA was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in April. The designation is defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965 as an institution of higher education with an undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.The UA joins...

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Addressing Mental Health in our Community

Nov. 17, 2018

The need for timely, responsive mental health services in school communities is growing. According to the National Alliance for Mental Health, as many as 20 percent of youth under the age of 18 will experience a mental health condition, yet only half will receive mental health services. That number is much lower for Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American students. Addressing mental health in schools can reduce the drop-out rate, lower...

Decorating calaveras at a local bakery

Learning local community culture

Nov. 16, 2018

Student teachers from the college's early childhood education program visited La Estrella Bakery to learn about one of the most celebrated traditions in Mexico: Día de los Muertos. The class was led by Franco sisters Erica and Isabel, who shared stories about growing up in the bakery. Their parents opened La Estrella in 1986. Students learned about Día de los Muertos traditions like the making of the altar and pan de muerto. In honor of their...

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Announcing Our New Minor: Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks, and Schools

Nov. 16, 2018

Recreation and sport activities provide countless benefits for communities and people of all ages. Our new minor not only prepares students for potential careers in recreation, sports, and parks, but challenges them to think critically about issues impacting their communities. Educational inequities in the United States are often exacerbated by unequal access to quality after-school programming, as well as extracurricular and summer...

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Making the world a better place for children

Nov. 16, 2018

This month, we celebrated 20 years of the Smith Endowed Chair for Prevention and Education at the Arizona Inn with 80 guests. The reception captured the inspiration the Smiths imparted and the impact the Smith endowment has made in the community and for children. Lester L. and Roberta D. Smith were devoted benefactors to the UA College of Education. Formerly of Peoria, Illinois, Lester Smith was the owner of a company that manufactured...

Opportunity for graduate students to present research

Nov. 14, 2018

The 32 nd annual Teaching, Learning, & Sociocultural Studies (TLS) Graduate Student Colloquy will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The colloquy is an opportunity for graduate students from across departments and programs to present research.

We welcome our keynote speaker, Angela Calabrese Barton, a professor in Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research is grounded in the intersections of teaching and...