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Worlds of Words Awarded Pandemic Recovery Grant to Re-Launch Intergenerational Community Literacy Program

April 27, 2022

Grant funded by the National Writing Project as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking program.

TUCSON, AZ April 15, 2022 — Worlds of Words, housed in the University of Arizona College of Education, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Writing Project...

Nadia Álvarez Mexia encourages her students to never stop being authentic

Feb. 28, 2022

Nadia Álvarez Mexia became the first Latino, Mexican and migrant woman hired as assistant professor of practice in the University of Arizona’s W.A. Franke Honors College. Her new position as director of transborder education initiatives was recently created as part of the College of Education....

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Indigenizing Education

Feb. 2, 2022

Congratulations to Jeremy Garcia and Valerie Shirley on the release of their much anticipated book, Indigenizing Education!!

New Book Information

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Dia de los Muertos in the Community

Nov. 18, 2021

Our Community of Practice for our Early Childhood project hosted a hybrid Dia de los Muertos event with students at La Estrella bakery. This tradition brings together graduate and undergraduate ECE students each year, and we were thrilled to be back in person!

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Sara Mae Williams Elected to Board of Directors for the National Indian Education Association

Nov. 18, 2021

Sara Mae Williams just started her senior year in the Indigenous Teacher Education Project where she will be completing her Elementary Education degree at and looking forward to teaching on the Tohono O'odham Nation once she finishes.

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Mary Carol Combs Appointed Dean's Fellow for Education Policy

Nov. 18, 2021

Dr. Mary Carol Combs has just been appointed as Dean’s Fellow for Education Policy which means that she will serve as Director of the College’s Education Policy Center and will help us all consider our roles in taking up education policy. Congratulations, Mary Carol!

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Project Outreach FAMILIA Hosted First Family Summit

Nov. 5, 2021

The University of Arizona’s Project Outreach FAMILIA held their first Family Summit on topic of the college-going process on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Notable were the various collaborating partners who made it possible to offer an experience for the entire family. Shared leadership involved in the planning was the school district of our partnering high schools, specifically Mexican American Student Services at Tucson Unified School...

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Dr. Carol Brochin, Associate Professor in TLS

Nov. 5, 2021

Dr. Brochin was recently invited to speak at the 4th Annual "Queering our Classrooms" event, designed to expand capacity to support LGBTQ+ students and educators in El Paso EC-20 education. She also presented "Salas de Libros LGBTQ+" for the EL3 Lab coloquio with graduate students where they had a more in-depth conversation. Highlights from the event can be ...

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Doctoral Candidate Sarah Albrecht

Nov. 5, 2021

TLS doctoral candidate Sarah Albrecht was awarded an ACTFL research grant. Albrecht's project will focus on pedagogical translation for reading comprehension in mixed HL-L2 secondary classroom.