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Alumnus and friend of the college Jose Olivas

April 21, 2021

Alumnus and friend of the college Jose Olivas ’87, who is the much-admired principal at Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, was featured in this story on KVOA, Tucson’s NBC affiliate, about...

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Leading a new collaborative community

April 16, 2021

The College of Education is leading the development of a new collaborative community, the Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative (TREC), to support professional learning opportunities for the region’s birth through 12th-grade educators. TREC is accomplishing this through leveraging the region’s existing resources and creating new opportunities.


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Pathways keep multiplying

April 16, 2021

We’re looking for future educators in Cochise County!

Our Pathways to Teaching program is growing — and then some! Through the program, school districts invest in community members to become future educators for local schools. Pathways began with a College of Education partnership with Sunnyside School District, and has been so successful...

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Win-win situation

April 16, 2021

Each year, the university's Graduate College recognizes two faculty members from across the university with the Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. It just so happens both awardees are from our college this year!

Please send congratulations to Professor ...

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Community connections: Tu Nidito partnership teaches students about grief

March 23, 2021

Over the years, Tu Nidito, a nonprofit that specializes in providing — free of charge — emotional support to children, teens, young adults, and families impacted by the diagnosis of a serious medical condition or death of a loved one, has presented a workshop for educators on supporting children. The workshop has always had tremendous value, but it is even more...

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Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year

March 18, 2021

Not too long ago, we told you that alumna Juliana Urtubey was named Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year. Not only that, she is the first-ever Latino/a Nevada State Teacher of the Year. Urtubey earned a bachelor’s degree in...

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Cooper hits the circuit for its extreme makeover!

Feb. 17, 2021

The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning sits on a large piece of land just west of Tucson that is – there’s no other way to put it – absolutely stunning. But the facilities haven't changed since the 1970s. Now Cooper is in the middle of an extreme makeover to completely transform the center and expand its ecological and cultural mission, thanks to...

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The significance of Tucson's A Mountain

Feb. 17, 2021

We previously told you about student Amy Spotted Wolf, an elementary education student through the Indigenous Teacher Education Project, who was crowned the 59th Miss Indian Arizona. Her platform is to embrace change to strengthen and learn from the connections of the Indigenous People of Arizona. She recently spoke with Tucson’s ABC affiliate, KGUN 9, on ...