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Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

The Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education provides instruction in, and the delivery of, innovative research to inform the educational process from early childhood through higher education.

Current Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

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Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 25, 2021

Online master’s program for School of Nursing ranks 7th overall and College of Education earns highest-ever placement at 35th; Liberal Arts’ online bachelor’s in psychology debuts at 26th. 

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

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Research | November 5, 2020

Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

Chalkbeat
February 10, 2021

During tense negotiations over reopening Chicago’s schools, the district and its teachers union accused each other of refusing to budge from inflexible positions.

The 74
February 4, 2021

When Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stepped up to the podium for a press conference on Thursday morning, the tone in her voice conveyed pure rage.

Yahoo!
January 25, 2021

This was supposed to be the semester when America's largest school districts reopened.

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January 25, 2021

This was supposed to be the semester when America's largest school districts reopened.

USA Today
January 25, 2021

This was supposed to be the semester when America's largest school districts reopened.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders during the first day of his term. But how much of an impact will those decisions have on Nevadans?

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

February 22, 2021
Kenneth Varner, Steven Bickmore, P. G. Schrader (all Teaching and Learning), and Danica G. Hays (Education), along with David L. Carlson (University of Arizona) and Dorothea Anagnostopolous (University of Connecticut) just had their second edited volume of the Corona Chronicles released from DiO Press. This volume, the second of two, carefully...
February 10, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with co-authors Paul Bruno and Katharine Strunk published "The Effect of Teachers’ Union Contracts on School District Efficiency: Longitudinal Evidence From California" in the journal Sage Open. 
February 9, 2021
Latoya Burdiss (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has been named to the NSHE Chancellor's Task Force on Mental Health. She is a PhD student.
February 1, 2021
Luis Ortega and Kristine Jan C. Espinoza (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented during the CSN Spring Convocation on Jan. 15, on "Exploring 'Servingness' at CSN for Dual Designated HSI and AANAPISI Statuses." Both Ortega and Espinoza are doctoral students.
January 22, 2021
Ariana L. Garcia, Blanca E. Rincón, and Juanita Hinojosa (all Educational Psychology & Higher Education) co-authored a book chapter, "'There Was Something Missing:' How Latinas Construct Compartmentalized Identities in STEM" in the book An Asset-Based Approach to Advancing Latina Students in STEM: Increasing Resilience, Participation, and...
January 14, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with co-author Annie Hemphill published "Teachers’ Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the Response to COVID-19" in the journal Education Finance and Policy.