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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

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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.

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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.

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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

October 22, 2021
Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education faculty and graduate students recently served as the local arrangements committee for the Council for Learning Disabilities Annual 2021 Conference in Las Vegas. Joseph Morgan, current president of the council, and Monica Brown, chair of the local arrangements committee, along with...
September 22, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Cyndy Anang, and Melissa Beck Yarczower, (all Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) resented this week at the Division for Early Childhood's 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities & Their Families. Sessions included Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities in Urban...
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...
June 1, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was re-appointed by the governor to the Part C Interagency Coordinating Council to serve as the higher education representative for the state. This council provides guidance to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C programs that provide early...
May 25, 2021
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) recently was elected president of the New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society at its annual meeting hosted this year by Baylor University (though conducted online). During the meeting, for which he served as a program chair, he commented on a paper on "John Dewey, Moral Theory, and Intellectual Disability" with Jessica...
May 7, 2021
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, & Human Services), Tina Vo (Teaching & Learning), and Margarita Huerta (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) recently published an article, "Using a Science Literacy Lens to Conceptualize Anxiety around COVID 19: Strategies for Human Services Professionals," in the...