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Assistant Professor Adai Tefera was honored

March 18, 2021

Assistant Professor Adai Tefera was honored with the 2021 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Division G (Social Context of Education).

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Assistant Professor DeMarcus Jenkins

March 18, 2021

Assistant Professor DeMarcus Jenkins has been chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for 2020 for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis for the American Educational Research Association and will be recognized during a reception at AERA’s Virtual Annual Meeting this...

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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 ...

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A Tale of Two Tucsons

Feb. 17, 2021

Tucson Sentinel featured a five-part series about opportunity in Tucson written by College of Education alumnus Jim Kiser '66 '70.

The series analyzes income in Tucson and how the gaps in income affect the opportunities available to children. Kiser writes, "These differences...

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Free monthly teacher collaboratives

Feb. 17, 2021

Our Borderlands Education Center is offering monthly teacher collaboratives for regional teachers as part of the Sin Fronteras Professional Learning Community. The free collaborative supports new teacher induction and professional development for K-12 educators and includes CEU credits.

Two of the workshops will be led by Sin Fronteras Director ...

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Erased histories: virtual summer institute

Feb. 17, 2021

Worlds of Words presents We the People: Migrant Waves in the Making of America, a virtual summer institute for K-12 educators funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Join us...

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Announcing Diversity Speaker Series

Feb. 17, 2021

The College of Education Diversity Committee is kicking off its new speaker series on February 23 with Center for the Study of Higher Education alumna Amanda Tachine, a Navajo from Ganado, Arizona. She is Náneesht’ézhí Táchii’nii (Zuni Red Running into Water clan) born for Tl’izilani (Many Goats clan). She is an assistant professor in educational leadership and...