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Current Education News

UNLV instructor at computer talking to two students
Business and Community | May 23, 2019

UNLV teaming with DRI, UNR to offer K-12 teacher trainings this summer; training at UNLV scheduled for May 28-June 1.

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People | May 1, 2019

Noelle Lefforge helps a UNLV mental health clinic reach into rural Nevada while giving graduate students vital training.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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People | April 15, 2019

UNLV alums share their experiences in the working world.

Frederick Ngo poses in front of tables and chairs in a classroom.
People | April 15, 2019

The former high school teacher dove into education policy research after realizing that many of his students went on to college but later dropped out.

Portrait of Sarah McCarthy
People | February 13, 2019

Ph.D. student Sarah McCarthy didn’t want to follow in her family members’ footsteps — until the day she visited a classroom.

Education In The News

The Holmes Report
May 16, 2019

Nearly half of all women across the Americas, Europe and Asia say they are interested or very interested in sports, according to Nielsen’s latest Women and Sport Report. But according to Samantha Baier and Sade Ayodele, co-leaders of the Digital Sports Group at Taylor, brands are slow to realize the marketing opportunity this offers.

May 13, 2019

This Saturday, thousands of UNLV students will celebrate graduation. And one of those students is a trailblazer. Clayton Rhodes is about to become the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate with a 4-year certificate from UNLV.

The Hechinger Report
May 6, 2019

In 2014, the Obama Administration jolted the education world with a report detailing unfair and racist school discipline practices across the country. Sixteen percent of all black students were being suspended, more than three times the rate of white students. Even preschoolers were being suspended at alarming rates. Other scholars produced research showing that the kind of zero-tolerance discipline then in vogue was hurting students’ long-term academic prospects and feeding the school-to-prison pipeline.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 29, 2019

Is your child in need of something to do over the summer?

UNLV’s College of Education is offering a free Rebel Academy for students entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2019.

March 25, 2019

The Clark County School District and Nevada System of Higher Education are hoping to address the 704 teacher vacancies in Clark County and the more than 1,000 statewide by expanding the Rebel Teach Program.

The Conversation
March 4, 2019

When schoolteachers in Los Angeles went on a weeklong strike in January, the head of the local teachers union described it as a “battle for the soul of public education.” When Denver public school teachers went on a three-day strike in February, they did it in the name of “schools Denver students deserve.”

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Recent Education Accomplishments

May 23, 2019
Danica G. Hays (Education) has been selected as associate editor of qualitative research for the Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD). JCD is the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association, a national organization of more than 60,000 professional counselors in 18 specialty areas and work settings.
May 14, 2019
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently published Collaboration in Childcare Setting: Using Teaming to Support Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in the latest issue from the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph Series. Based upon her research and professional experiences, this...
May 9, 2019
Margarita Huerta (Early Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education) and Tiberio Garza (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) published "Writing in Science: Why, How, and for Whom? A Systematic Literature Review of 20 Years of Intervention Research (1996–2016)" in Educational Psychology Review. Findings include an overall validation...
May 8, 2019
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) and co-editors Matthew T. McCrudden (Pennsylvania State University) and Paul Schutz (University of Texas-San Antonio) published Mixed Methods in Educational Psychology, a special issue of Contemporary Educational Psychology. The publication aims to support the development of mixed...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
May 3, 2019
Courtney Jones (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was awarded the Student Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice honor at the 2019 Rebel Awards. This award recognizes a student who promotes diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity within the campus community and has a commitment to transcending cultural and racial...