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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...

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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...