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Alumni Ty White named Arizona's Teacher of the Year

Nov. 23, 2022

University of Arizona College of Education Alumni Ty White has been named Arizona's Teacher of the Year and was awarded at the...

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Alumni Vanessa Anthony-Stevens and Philip Stevens on Advancing Native American STEM Instruction and Education

Nov. 23, 2022

“Indigenous people do not come to STEM as empty vessels. Indigenous worldviews and ways of being in relationship with world have helped Indigenous people to live in this place we call the Americas for millennia,” said Philip Stevens, director of American Indian Studies and associate professor in anthropology, who is helping lead...

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Worlds of Words Professor and Program Director Kathy Short

Sept. 19, 2022

“As a professor here, I was in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture." “My focus as an educator was on inquiry and curriculums, not just here in the U.S. but all around the world. When I traveled, I saw that kids elsewhere had a knowledge of the cultures around them that I didn’t see here in the U.S. I wanted to start changing that.”

Arizona Daily Star spoke with Worlds of Words professor...

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LLL Graduate, Johnique Woods

Sept. 15, 2022

Literacy, Learning and Innovation is a program that prepares you to lead and impact diverse communities in formal and informal educational settings. Graduates understand that learning happens all around us and that leadership is much more than managing people and speaking from a podium. Many of our graduates go on to research and graduate degrees.

Graduates like Johnique Woods was able to...

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New U of A Project Brings Children, Elders Together, Uses Literature to Explore Identity

Aug. 25, 2022

Worlds of Words, housed in the University of Arizona College of Education, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Writing Project, is relaunching Salas de Libros (“living room of books” in Spanish, called Salas for short), an innovative literacy program that will bring together children, youth, and elders from many different communities across southern Arizona to explore cultural identity and community through reading...

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Project Outreach FAMILIA is Bringing Tuition-Free College Math to Low-Income TUSD Students

Aug. 10, 2022

The University of Arizona College of Education’s Project Outreach FAMILIA is a Title V, grant-funded program that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students entering higher education and earning college degrees. This school year, Outreach FAMILIA launches their culturally-responsive pre-calculus course for the first cohort of high school students at several...

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Inez McClain Prepares For A New Year Of Teaching

Aug. 8, 2022

"My emphasis was teaching kids whos second language was English." “I only have a year behind me but I've felt like I've provided a space for my students to feel completely comfortable."

University of Arizona College of Education graduate and now fifth grade teacher Inez McClain,...