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Business and Community | April 21, 2021
UNLV recognizes individuals for their exceptional work in community engagement activities.
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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Community-Based Research 2021 Award recipient Patrice Leverett’s research equips teachers with skills to address discipline in ways that mitigate bias.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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People | March 29, 2021

Gathering materials that represent a diversity of cultures and backgrounds is a focus of this librarian.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

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Business and Community | February 24, 2021

As some local schools reopen for in-person learning March 1, UNLV professor Katherine Lee examines the impact of the COVID pandemic on children’s mental health and the professionals helping them weather it.

Education In The News

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.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 31, 2021

More students, more teachers. Thousands of valley kids will make their return to the classroom next week. For many, it marks the first in-person learning in more than a year. But before that happens, there's a conversation we need to be having with our kids. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean picks up some important safety advice from a local expert.

K-12DIVE
March 9, 2021

A student in mental health or behavioral crisis can display obvious actions such as punching or screaming. But other mental health struggles can be hidden, including suicidal ideations, depression and anxiety. As more students return to school after long periods of virtual learning, schools need to be prepared to respond strategically to all types of intensive behaviors, say school psychology experts.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Juanita Hinojosa and Federick Ngo (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented a forthcoming paper, "Supporting Undocumented Community College Students" at the annual conference of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. In this paper, they discuss policies and practices in higher education that can support undocumented...
April 16, 2021
Ching-Chen Chen, Jared Lau, and Chris Wood (all Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) presented a virtual educational session, "Promoting International Scholarly Collaborations and Counseling Internship Abroad," with two international scholars, Wei-Wen Chen (Macau) and Shu-Chung-Chen (Taiwan), at the 2021 American Counseling...
April 15, 2021
Patrice Leverett and Samuel Song (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published their article, "The Effect of Program Mission on Students: Developing a Program Assessment System for Social Justice Training," in School Psychology Training and Pedagogy. This article is about program evaluation for equity and is part of a...
April 13, 2021
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with a colleague, Spencer C. Weiler, and graduate students Brianna Pesci and Adam Johnson at Brigham Young University, presented at the annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "Reflections from the Principal's Office: Leadership Lessons Learned from...
April 12, 2021
Michelle A. Arroyo (Teaching & Learning) published a chapter, "The Social and Emotional Issues of Teacher's Professional Identity Development," in the textbook Leading Schools With Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)
April 9, 2021
Jacob Skousen and Ellianna Rodriguez (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented at the 11th annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "The Subtle Structure of Inequity: School Fees," included an analysis of publicly accessible data from 10 school districts in Nevada. Through the use of descriptive...