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College of Education News

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Current Education News

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People | July 28, 2021

Key component of UNLV’s Early Childhood Education Center, Claire Tredwell, gives advice to women starting their careers.

Campus News | July 20, 2021

Faculty from engineering and education team up to teach girls coding, robotics and confidence.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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People | May 20, 2021

Hays joined UNLV in 2015 as professor and executive associate dean and has served as interim dean since August 2020; new position effective July 1, 2021.

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People | May 15, 2021

Alana Milawski, who as a 3-year-old graced the cover of Newsweek in the wake of Sept. 11, is ready to graduate and start teaching students of her own.

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People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Education In The News

New Hampshire Union Leader
July 12, 2021

As the debate over critical race theory and schools reaches a fever pitch, the two national teachers' unions are entering the fray, vowing to defend their members against any backlash over how they teach about the nation's complicated history with race and racism.

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.

Education Week
July 7, 2021

As the debate over critical race theory and schools reaches a fever pitch, the two national teachers’ unions are entering the fray, vowing to defend their members against any backlash over how they teach about the nation’s complicated history with race and racism.

The 74 Million
July 6, 2021

School district leaders might deny that they’re openly teaching critical race theory, but the nation’s largest teachers union is launching a campaign to have them do just that.

Digital AV Magazine
July 2, 2021

UNLV, through its IT team and responsible for managing the network, has worked closely with Visix to carry out this technology strategy with the goal of establishing a single vendor network to serve multiple departments.

The 74 Million
July 1, 2021

If the 2019 school year was when things derailed, and 2020 was the year we did the best we could in an impossible situation, 2021 is poised to be the moment the nation turns the page and doubles down on education as a post-COVID priority.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

July 22, 2021
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored "An Exploratory Study to Develop a Career Technical Education Leadership Self-Efficacy Scale," which appeared in The CTE Journal. His co-authors were Michelle Conrad of the University of Central Missouri, Kemaly Parr of Murray State University, Larae Watkins of University of Cental Missouri,...
July 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), along with Asma Awan (Purdue University), and Hannah Catalano (University of North Carolina Wilmington), published an article “Using the Multi...
July 16, 2021
Maria B. Roberts (Education) has been appointed to Nevada's Commission on Professional Standards in Education by Gov. Steve Sisolak. She was nominated by Dean Danica Hayes for this position. As a regulatory body, the mission of the commission (COPS) is to set standards for licensing educational personnel in Nevada and facilitating a quality...
July 13, 2021
Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), Jorge Gonzalez (University of Houston), Laura Saenz (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley), Denise Soares (University of Mississippi), Nora Resendez (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley), and Leina Zhu (University of Houston) published an article in Early...
July 2, 2021
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology & Higher Education), along with colleagues from City University, London, has published the partner version of the City Birth Trauma Scale in Frontiers of Psychology. The maternal version was published a couple of years ago in Frontiers of Psychiatry and has been translated into about 10 other languages.
June 29, 2021
Kenneth Varner and Tina Vo (both Teaching & Learning), along with Michaela Stone of Northern Vermont University, published the chapter "Toward a Glocality of Teacher Education: Professional Development Abroad in the Chilean Context" in the book Education Abroad: Learning Environments in a Global Context.