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How Pathways to Teaching is addressing Arizona’s teacher shortage

June 7, 2021

Arizona's longtime teacher shortage is a key issue that the College's Pathways to Teaching program is hoping to address. The Arizona Daily Star spoke with Pathways Director Marcy Wood and recent graduates, Suzanne Mendoza and Kylie Grace Danvers-Gay, about the program.

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Sonja Lanehart named 2021 ACLS Digital Extension Grant awardee

June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that Linguistics Professor Sonja Lanehart has been named a 2021 ACLS Digital Extension Grant awardee.

The Digital Extension Grant program supports collaborative, team-based humanities and interpretive social sciences projects that advance inclusive scholarly practices and promote greater understanding of diverse human experiences through digital research.


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Michelle Perfect named president-elect of APA Division 16: School Psychology

May 27, 2021

Congratulations to Michelle Perfect, associate professor of disabilities and psychoeducational studies, who was recently named president-elect for the American Psychological Association Division 16: School Psychology! Perfect will serve as president in 2023.

The division is composed of scientific-practitioner psychologists whose major professional interests lie with children, families and the schooling process....

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First Sunnyside Pathways to Teaching cohort graduates

May 27, 2021

The first cohort of the college's Sunnyside Unified School District Pathways to Teaching program has officially graduated! Kylie Danvers-Gay, a graduate of the program, and Pathways Director Marcy Wood spoke with KOLD about the program and its...

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Arizona’s per pupil spending ranks 49th in the nation

May 27, 2021

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx recently spoke with KJZZ about Arizona's national ranking — 49th in the nation — of its per pupil spending. Last fiscal year, Arizona spent about $10,000 per student, below the national average, which is about $15,700.

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Valerie Shirley and Jeremy Garcia to lead new AERA section for Indigenous teaching and teacher education

May 27, 2021

Earlier this month ITEP Directors Valerie Shirley and Jeremy Garcia were awarded the college’s Outstanding Faculty Service/Outreach Award for their dedication to Indigenous education. Part of their commitment has included advocating for a stronger research focus on Indigenous education within the American Educational Research Association Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education.

After three years of meeting...

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Ricardo Dominguez increases STEM opportunities for students with SARSEF through Paul Lindsey internship

May 27, 2021

Ricardo Dominguez, an education policy master’s student, spent the last year interning with local nonprofit SARSEF through the college’s Paul Lindsey internship program. As a result of his internship, he was able to provide the nonprofit with the bandwidth to better track school involvement in their programs and assist them with the transition between virtual and in-person events. Learn more...

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Linking up with The Links, Incorporated

May 26, 2021

The college's much-needed Talk It Out program received a generous...

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Karina Gracia Salazar making waves and generating important conversations

May 18, 2021

The brilliant Dr. Karina Gracia Salazar making waves and generating important conversations once again with her research about how universities’ recruiting efforts, driven by academic capitalism and a deprioritizing of need-based financial aid, sharpen class and racial divisions in the prospective student market.

However, universities are also given a voice toward the end of...