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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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Congratulations Renae Mayes, Ph.D.!

Sept. 15, 2022

Congratulations to Renae Mayes, Ph.D. for being selected as the recipient of the 2023 TAG Emerging Leader Award. Her outstanding efforts to serve gifted and talented students, particularly those who are twice-exceptional and underserved, were noted by the Awards Committee of The Association for the Gifted (TAG). Congratulations on ...

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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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UArizona welcomes largest, most diverse class

Aug. 30, 2022

Last Monday, The University of Arizona welcomed its largest, most diverse and most academically prepared incoming class in university history, with approximately 8,900 first-year students starting classes, which is a 5% increase over last year's incoming class of 8,483.

This year's class sets a university record for diversity, with 47% of first-year students self-identifying with ethnicities other than white. That's up from 45% last...

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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...

UA College of Education Enrollment Numbers Are Up!

Aug. 11, 2022

KGUN 9 On Your Side spoke with University of Arizona College of Education Department Head for Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Marcy Wood about the college's enrollment numbers despite the ongoing national teacher shortage.

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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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Dawn Demps, Ph.D. featured n 2022 edition of Bridges

Aug. 8, 2022

“I am who I am because of Flint, because I saw this motherwork in action around the city. It serves as an example of what it really means to believe that children are our future.”

University of Arizona College of Education Assistant Professor in Educational Policy Studies and Practices, Dawn Demps was featured in the summer...