In The News: Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education

Education Week
August 6, 2021

Despite arguing in the spring that teachers should be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine, state and national teachers’ unions have so far been reluctant to support a mandate.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 12, 2021

If approved, the change would ban smoking — including the use of electronic cigarettes — and tobacco products such as chewing tobacco in all university spaces, both indoors and outdoors. It would apply to students, employees, contractors and vendors, and visitors.

Fast Company
April 29, 2021

Growing up, it was common in my region of the United States to use the word “guys” with the second person plural, as in: “How are you guys?” I didn’t think twice about using it until I learned the history of the word “guy” and considered what it meant when used for groups that included women and nonbinary people.

CNBC
April 6, 2021

A series of CarMax advertisements featuring WNBA superstar Sue Bird, which recently went viral on social media, uses humor and misdirection to elevate female athletes who have faced decades of underrepresentation in media. Bird’s accomplishments on the court put her among the best players to ever play professional basketball.

Deutschlandfunk
April 6, 2021

The list of well-wishers was long and prominent when Kim Ng signed her contract with the Miami Marlins. She was particularly proud of an ex-first lady, a tennis legend and a former presidential candidate.

Fox News
March 31, 2021

Teachers unions had a greater effect on school reopening plans than COVID-19 hospitalizations, a new report examining unions in 250 large, urban school districts found.

Washington Examiner
March 31, 2021

Teachers unions have often demanded lower community spreads of the coronavirus before they are willing to return teachers to the classroom.

The News Republic
March 8, 2021

Last month in Chicago, after months of heated negotiations, the teachers union and Chicago Public Schools emerged with one of the most detailed school reopening agreements in the nation. Brad Marianno, an education policy professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who has been studying these agreements since last spring, called it the most comprehensive he’s seen, citing its inclusion of things like testing protocols, measures that might lead to reclosing schools, and vaccination commitments. Among other things, the union succeeded in negotiating accommodations for hundreds more members at higher risk of Covid-19 complications, or who serve as the primary caregiver for someone at higher risk, than the district had originally agreed to accommodate.

The Nevada Independent
March 1, 2021

There will be no need for backpacks when Shannon Smith’s second-graders enter their West Prep Academy classroom for the first time on Monday.

Science Daily
March 1, 2021

Parents may fear that if their high school student isn't motivated to do well in classes, there's nothing that will change that.

EurekAlert!
March 1, 2021

Parents may fear that if their high school student isn't motivated to do well in classes, there's nothing that will change that.

Newswise
March 1, 2021

Parents may fear that if their high school student isn’t motivated to do well in classes, there’s nothing that will change that.