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Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education News

The Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education (EMS) is designed and dedicated to prepare professionals for specialized services in schools, community agencies, and higher education settings. We promote and embrace the concept of cultural diversity and we affirm our commitment to the ethical standards of our respective disciplines.

Current Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education News

Woman carrying young child into preschool
Campus News | April 7, 2022

UNLV secures a U.S. Department of Education grant to remove the school vs. family conundrum for student-parents.

UNLV student Lushawn Threats stands at the head of the classroom and makes an X with her fingers while her students look up at her
Business and Community | February 1, 2022

Project helps CCSD support staff, classroom aides earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as one year; program to diversify teaching workforce.

Woman hold laptop and tossing an apple
Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

7-year-old boy in blue shirt, 1st grader William Hawkins, 9-year-old 3rd grader Georgia Hawkins, and PhD student in microbiology Erin Cassin, all working/learning from home on the dining room table.
Business and Community | April 6, 2020

UNLV College of Education experts share tips, resources, and activities for parents thrust into the added role of schoolteacher, guidance counselor, and playground monitor.

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.

Tracy Spies poses in front of flowers and bushes.
People | October 1, 2018

Helping bilingual students — and the teachers who educate them — succeed is a top priority for this associate professor.

Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education In The News

El Tiempo
October 19, 2021

In the latest in a series of courtroom losses over its special education program, a federal judge has ordered the Clark County School District to pay more than $450,000 to a prominent Las Vegas couple for failing to prepare an adequate study plan for their dyslexic daughter.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 19, 2021

In the latest in a series of courtroom losses over its special education program, a federal judge has ordered the Clark County School District to pay more than $450,000 to a prominent Las Vegas couple for failing to prepare an adequate study plan for their dyslexic daughter.

Nevada Current
June 18, 2021

And they aren’t the only Southern Nevada municipality taking a more hands-on approach to education.

Patch
June 18, 2021

The City of Las Vegas wants to open a charter school. And with it may come with an ask for $900,000 in federal covid relief funding.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 29, 2021

Twelve first-time state lawmakers will be among the 21 senators and 42 Assembly members when the 81st session of the Nevada Legislature convenes on Feb. 1. Two of the new members join the Senate, 10 join the Assembly; all 12 represent some part of Clark County.

El Tiempo
January 29, 2021

Twelve state legislators for the first time will be among the 21 senators and 42 members of the Assembly when the 81st session of the Nevada Legislature meets on February 1. Two of the new members join the Senate, 10 join the Assembly, and all 12 represent some part of Clark County.

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Recent Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education Accomplishments

April 27, 2022
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual and Special Education) presented "Pack Your Bags: The Pyramid Model Goes to College!" at the National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behaviors. As part of the National Center on Pyramid Model Innovations, she presented on embedding the pyramid model, an evidence-…
April 24, 2022
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) and Kimberly Hile of the University of Alabama in Huntsville published an article with practical considerations for supporting families of infants and toddler with disabilities across medical services, early intervention, and childcare, specifically with insight into lessons…
February 27, 2022
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was recognized as Editor of the Month (for February) by Informing Science Institute for her work as an editor the International Journal on Doctoral Studies.
February 14, 2022
Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Nicole Atwell, Jessica Ain, Kendra Antill, and Melissa Beck Yarczower (all Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) presented their research at the Conference for Research Innovations in Early Intervention. Weglarz-Ward presented with Kimberly Hile from the University of Alabama in Huntsville on use of photo…
February 13, 2022
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) and Silvina Jover (Teaching & Learning) participated in a panel discussion, The Future of Dual Language Bilingual Education in CCSD (Clark County School District), with Anthony Troche and Ignacio Ruiz, both of CCSD, at the Nevada TESOL Symposium. Jover is a doctoral…
January 21, 2022
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) presented her research on the impact COVI19 has had on families of infants and toddlers with disabilities at the Council for Exceptional Children's 2022 Convention and Expo. This study is a collaboration with Kimberly Hile from the University of Alabama at Huntsville and is…