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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...

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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,...

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While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education within a 17 month period.

July 26, 2022

"I'm looking forward to the kids. I love working with kids. I love helping shape young minds."

In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to the classroom where University of Arizona College of Education Pathways to Teaching student, Mark Anthony Ferguson will be teaching. While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary...

Sonja Lanehart featured on NPR's Morning Edition

July 26, 2022

"Differences in language evolve from separation, said Sonja Lanehart, a professor of linguistics at The University of Arizona and a member of the dictionary advisory board. Those barriers can be geographical, like oceans or mountains, she said, but they can also be social or institutional. “In this country,” she said, “descendants of Americans who were enslaved, they grew up, they developed, they lived in separate spaces. Even though they...

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Congratulations, Karla Crespo!

July 20, 2022

Pathways to Teaching is a new, innovative University of Arizona College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that seeks to “grow our own” teachers by supporting district partner-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement.

Pathways to Teaching Cohort, Karla Crespo was able to get hands-on teaching experience, while earning her degree in the pathways program within a 17-month period...

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Nurturing Cultural Humility and Responsiveness Through Restorative Pedagogy in Graduate Education

July 11, 2022

Last semester, one of the University of Arizona College of Education school psychology doctoral students, Ivette Merced, co-authored a publication, 'Nurturing Cultural Humility and Responsiveness Through Restorative Pedagogy in Graduate Education.'

This publication goes through training paradigms to adequately prepare future educators, as our school communities reflect the increasing cultural, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic,...

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Arizona Upward Bound/TRiO program work with the students to ensure they are eligible and prepared for college

July 11, 2022

Arizona Upward Bound/TRiO program hosted in the University of Arizona College of Education is a pre-college program that works with 60 potential first-generation, low-income high school students from @pueblowarriors and @chollahigh. The program work with the students year-round to ensure they are eligible and prepared for college.

This year, the program was awarded funds from the University of Arizona College of Education Diversity's...

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Linking Southwest Heritage through Archaeology

June 14, 2022

Linking Southwest Heritage through Archaeology, including University of Arizona College of Education Dr. Sara Chavarria and Dr. Corey Knox and students from Cholla High School, Pueblo High School and Sunnyside High School along with a history teacher from Cholla High School and a professor of anthropology Dr. Barbara Mills recently visited the...