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See Us at the Arizona Rural Schools Association Conference

Sept. 17, 2021

A team from the College of Education will be representing our many initiatives at the AZ Rural Schools Association (ARSA) Conference Sep 16-18 at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. ARSA provides a unified voice for rural schools to legislative bodies, policy makers, and elected public officials. The conference will include exhibits, speakers, workshops, and opportunities to connect with our programs that operate throughout rural...

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College Faculty Receive HSI Seed Grants

Sept. 17, 2021

This summer, 18 faculty members from across the University of Arizona received funding from Research, Innovation, and Impact and the Office of the Provost as part of the Hispanic Serving Institution Faculty Seed Grant Program. College of Education-based projects that received funding include: Indigenous Communities in the Americas: Learning and Thriving Together Through Higher Education, Story-Based Early Childhood Robotics for Latinx...

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Cooper Center is Crowdfunding!

Sept. 17, 2021

Cooper Center needs your help to grow our educational staff, improve and expand our programs, and better serve a more diverse audience of students from throughout southern Arizona. Now is the time to expand and meet the needs of students ready for engaging, inspiring educational experiences that happen outside the classroom.  

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National Science Foundation Grants $10M to Empower Native Food, Energy, and Water Expertise

Sept. 17, 2021

The National Science Foundation awarded a $10 million grant to the Native FEWS Alliance, a higher education program focusing on expanding the career filed in food, energy, and water systems (FEWS) within Native American communities. The alliance includes College of Education's Valerie Shirley, UC Berkeley's Alice Agogino, and numerous other researchers from across the University of Arizona: D. Dalbotten, G. Barron-Gafford, K. Simmons-Potter, ...

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Indigenizing Digital Literacies through the Native American Code Writers Program

Sept. 17, 2021

Drs. Jeremy Garcia, Blaine Smith, and Valerie Shirley received an award of $76,723 from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program. This partnership with the College of Education’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project (ITEP) and the Digital Innovation and Learning Lab (DIALL) will enable the establishment of relationships with local Native nations and tribal schools, with the goal of co-constructing a digital literacies and Native American Code Writers...

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UArizona launches new program to support Southern Arizona teachers

Aug. 4, 2021

The Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative has officially launched! KGUN 9 spoke with Tucson-area teachers and TREC Director Jen Kinser-Traut about how the new initiative is helping educators.

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Tucson teacher support program launches as in-person learning resumes

Aug. 4, 2021

KOLD joined the College for the Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative Launch Event. Learn more.

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Alumna Juliana Urtubey delivers Address to the Nation

July 14, 2021

Each year, the National Teacher of the Year has an opportunity to bring awareness to priorities that will make a direct impact on the students and communities they serve.

This year's National Teacher of the Year, Juliana Urtubey, a two-time alum of the College, is centering her priorities around how educators and communities can work together in...

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Professor Jenny Lee to co-lead new joint research project by the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona

July 12, 2021

Last month, the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona announced a new joint research project that will explore how research and academics have been affected by the limitations that the U.S. government has placed on international exchange with China.

The study, co-led by Professor Jenny Lee, will have a special focus on the impact on professors and researchers who are of Chinese descent....

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How Pathways to Teaching is bringing more teachers into Arizona school districts

June 28, 2021

KGUN 9 recently spoke with recent graduates of the Pathways to Teaching inaugural cohort about how the program — and the $1,000 monthly stipend — helped them accomplish their goals of becoming teachers. KGUN also spoke with Pathways to Teaching Director Marcy Wood about future plans...