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Alumnus and friend of the college Jose Olivas

April 21, 2021

Alumnus and friend of the college Jose Olivas ’87, who is the much-admired principal at Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, was featured in this story on KVOA, Tucson’s NBC affiliate, about...

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The college’s intellectual hub in the rural borderlands of Southern Arizona

April 21, 2021

The college is an international leader in research that explores the educational impacts of border life, yet often that research does not get to the communities that would benefit.

Our Borderlands Education Center, led by Professor ...

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A student's AILDI experience resulted in a bright idea that turned into an international workshop!

April 21, 2021

Tatiana Degai, who was a student in our Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies American Indian Language Development Institute, had wondered how she could get AILDI to offer a workshop or courses in her home country of Russia.

As a result of her idea, AILDI partnered with the ...

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How a year of online learning has affected students

April 21, 2021

Speaking of lessons learned during the pandemic, three of our faculty members were consulted for this UA News article on whether the pandemic has meant an entire year has been lost for K-12 students. Dean Emeritus and Professor ...

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Digital innovation needed now more than ever

April 21, 2021

If the last year has taught us anything about life in the classroom, it’s that the need for digital innovation has never been greater. Many educators did not feel adequately prepared to use digital tools and navigate the complexities of teaching online. And, sadly, many students in underserved, rural, and Indigenous communities did not have the needed access or digital skills to fully participate in online education.

These are just...

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Alumna Haley Booth Carolin

April 21, 2021

Alumna Haley Booth Carolin ’14, a third-grade teacher at Keeling Elementary School in the Amphitheater School District, earned the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s ...

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Doctoral student James McKenzie

April 21, 2021

Doctoral student James McKenzie is the awardee of the 2021 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The three-year award provides $27,000 each year.

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Alumnus and Wildcat Ring of Honor honoree Ernie McCray

April 21, 2021

Alumnus and Wildcat Ring of Honor honoree Ernie McCray shared his thoughts on the Wildcats NCAA Championship game, a season he says will forever be etched in his memory, in ...

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Aubrey Neihaus

April 21, 2021

Aubrey Neihaus was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Kansas Association of Teacher Educators.

 

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Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Renae D. Mayes

April 16, 2021

Associate Professor Renae D. Mayes was the keynote speaker for two conferences last month: Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education Conference, focusing on how school counselors can use data to inform antiracist comprehensive school counseling while...