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Sherard Robbins named 2019 40 under 40 winner

Nov. 1, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion for Community Engagement Sherard Robbins, who was recently named a 40 under 40 winner for 2019! He and the other winners will be honored on December 2 at the 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast Celebration hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.

University of Arizona Partners with Sunnyside Unified School District to Launch Pathways to Teaching Program

Nov. 1, 2019

The Sunnyside Unified School District and University of Arizona College of Education have created a pathway for people affiliated with the Sunnyside District to enter the teaching profession via a 17-month, fast-track degree program, Pathways to Teaching. Upon completion, Pathways participants earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a K-8 teaching certificate and English as a Second Language Endorsement. The first cohort starts...

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Assistant Dean Sara Chavarria was named an Arizona Champion

Nov. 1, 2019

Assistant Dean Sara Chavarria (center, in red shirt) was named an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her efforts to increase college access to first-generation students and students with limited financial means. Chavarria and other Arizona Champions were celebrated during the homecoming football game.

DPS Smart Talk Interview

Nov. 1, 2019

Department Head and Professor Carl Liaupsin and Assistant Professor of Practice Amanda Tashjian were interviewed on this episode on KVOI Smart Talk, hosted by our Education Policy Center’s Executive Director Robin Hiller.

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Research Professor Penny Rosenblum is starting a new chapter

Nov. 1, 2019

Research Professor Penny Rosenblum is starting a new chapter after working in the college for 20 years: In January, she will be the director of research for the nonprofit American Foundation for the Blind .

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College-choice experiences of first-generation Latinas

Nov. 1, 2019

Associate Professor Desiree Vega and graduate students Jaclyn Wolf, Michele Stathatos, Dylan Barton, Veronica Guzman, and Juanita Arellano published this book chapter about college-choice experiences of first-generation Latinas in First-Generation College Student Research Studies.

Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera was featured as a panelist on Speak Out with Tim Wise

Nov. 1, 2019

Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera was featured as a panelist on Speak Out with Tim Wise for a podcast discussion about affirmative action, the way in which Asian Americans have long been viewed by some as a "model minority," and the recent lawsuit against Harvard for its affirmative-action programs.

Cabrera also spoke with University of Maryland Associate Professor and College of Education Alumna Michelle Espino on her podcast ,...

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What happens to students when there are no more public schools?

Nov. 1, 2019

What happens to students when there are no more public schools? Assistant Professor Kevin Henry addressed this question and much more during a presentation for the Education Policy Center. The presentation, Lessons from New Orleans, featured Henry, a native of New Orleans and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.) and Tulane University (B.A.). Henry has extensively researched and published on the education system and racial...

Analyzing the benefits of China and U.S. scientific collaboration

Nov. 1, 2019

Professor Jenny Lee and doctoral student John Haupt wrote this article for Inside Higher Ed , analyzing the benefits of China and U.S. scientific collaboration.

Professor Kris Bosworth and Associate Professor Jessica Summers appointed by Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman to serve on the Arizona Department of Education School Safety Task Force

Oct. 2, 2019

The task force was created in partnership with March for Our Lives AZ after attempts to create such a task force failed at the legislature during the last legislative session. Read the article