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Current Education News

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Business and Community | July 9, 2020

UNLV student, librarian suggest diversifying at-home libraries as a first step in supporting people of color.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Debbie Pattni seated in front of a computer in her home office.
People | June 8, 2020

Helping her children navigate their educational pathways led Debbie Pattni to a fulfilling career in academic advising.

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Business and Community | June 4, 2020

Mental health expert Dr. Michelle Paul provides strategies on fighting off anxieties as people return to work, outside activities.

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Campus News | May 21, 2020

Elementary teacher Ellie Edgar and high school teacher Kenny Brown selected for annual CCSD award.

Campus News | May 20, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.

Education In The News

Sports Business Journal
June 15, 2020

A new model for women’s sport would harness the economic power of female fans to support brands, properties and media that value them.

June 5, 2020

In the wake of millions of people taking to the streets to protest police brutality against black Americans — the most recent example of which involved the killing of George Floyd — and demand racial justice, white parents raising white children want to know how they can encourage the next generation to do better. The key: teaching anti-racism. As activist, scholar and writer Angela Davis has stated, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

Las Vegas Weekly
May 11, 2020

The modern American school system began in 1837 with the creation of the first state Board of Education in Massachusetts. Nearly 200 years later, the closure of schools nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a seismic jolt to that system, as school districts and college campuses across the country scramble to move classrooms online—and try to replace what’s being missed.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 8, 2020

On April 28, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak declaring that the state has been failing to provide an equal education to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Las Vegas Sun
May 4, 2020

It’s unnaturally quiet these days on the UNLV campus, which normally would be swirling with students preparing for final exams coming.

The Seattle Times
May 1, 2020

In sports, you usually reflect after a season — not in lieu of one.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports...
June 30, 2020
Maximum A. Sirabian (Teaching and Learning) is heading up the contact tracing effort for the state of Nevada as a one of five contact tracing quality managers with Deloitte, overseeing a team of 300. The doctoral student says he is proud to use his knowledge, skills, and abilities to help Nevada fight Covid-19.
June 22, 2020
Xue Xing and Howard R. D. Gordon (both Teaching and Learning) published an article, "Mediating Effects of School Engagement between High School on-Time Completion and Career and Technical Education," in the journal Vocations and Learning. This study found that career and technical education (CTE) coursework had strong positive influence on high...
June 18, 2020
Jung Min (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Shahab Zargari (College of Fine Arts) were selected for the nationally juried art exhibition, Use Other Door at Core Contemporary Gallery. The exhibition is on display until Aug. 15 and is free and open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon-6 p.m. Due to the current...
June 17, 2020
Shaoan Zhang (Teaching & Learning), Qingmin Shi (Decision Support), and Emily Lin (Graduate College) published an article, “Professional development needs, support, and barriers: TALIS U.S. new and veteran teachers’ perspectives.” Drawing on 1,508 U.S. secondary teachers’ data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2013, this...
June 4, 2020
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Niki Fullmer (both Libraries) will present "Latinx Students in a Hispanic-Serving Institution's Academic Library" at the California Academic and Research Libraries Association 2020 virtual conference. The presentation will include preliminary findings from surveys and interviews of Latinx students at UNLV and their...