The Ripple

A Student-Centered Publication of PreK-12 Education, Diversity and the Future Educator

The Education Student Services Center’s Office of Student Success is proud to introduce The Ripple, our newest student-centered publication in the College of Education. The Ripple features the personal education stories of our current students and recent alumni, highlighting the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion on their PreK-12 experience and how that has shaped who they are as educators and future educators. By bringing light to the vast experiences, backgrounds, and communities around the globe from which our students join us, The Ripple seeks to inform the education community on the roles that racism, adversity, resilience, and antiracism have played in our students’ educational experiences, and how we may work together to continue to build a more equitable and just education system.

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Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters Current UNLV students and recent alumni of education-related disciplines are invited to contribute written narratives of their personal education stories. Let your voice be heard through sharing your personal diversity experiences in your PreK-12 journey, how these experiences shaped you as a student, and how your lived experiences have influenced who you are--or strive to become--as an educator or education professional. Upon submitting your narrative, you will be paired with a member of The Ripple’s Editorial Mentor Team who will work individually with you to ensure successful publication.

Submission Guidelines

  • Narratives must be 1500 to 2500 words in length and address all narrative guidelines outlined in the Call for Submissions.
  • Online submission of narratives is required at The Ripple submission page and must be uploaded as a Word document. 
  • Narratives submitted must include a title and author’s name in the Word document.
  • Narratives may be submitted at any time, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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Join the College of Education as we remain committed to promoting and advocating for a more culturally-responsive field.

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