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Study confirms link between spatial and math skills
Improving students’ spatial skills could improve math skills as well
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How Dora’s "mochila" (backpack) can help our students succeed
Interim Dean Louie Rodriguez encourages students to use their tools and resources to successfully guide them in their educational journeys…with a little help from Dora the Explorer.
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Creating a healthy racial climate to diversify the teacher workforce
Paper offers a framework for racial literacy in teacher education
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SOE Interim Dean hosts Chancellor’s Watch Party for Seal of Excelencia certification
UC Riverside is one of 10 institutions honored by Excelencia in Education with the Seal of Excelencia certification for its efforts serving Latino/a/x students.
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$2.9 million grant will support literacy programs for English-language learners
The funds continue to help School of Education researcher Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette’s work.
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University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021
UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are Latino and 35.1% Asian. 
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Education professor’s paper receives highest rating from What Works Clearinghouse
Asha Jitendra’s work on schema-based instruction is designed to improve mathematics learning in a wide range of learners
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Educating lawmakers about ways to diversify California’s teacher workforce
Education professor Thomas Smith helped present a policy brief to legislature staffers
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These inclusive practices help general education teachers foster positive relationships with children with autism
Teachers make time to find students’ interests, celebrate talents, and have one-on-one time to form stronger relationships with students with autism, finds study
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Op-Ed: Attacks on school board meetings are threatening democracy. Will educators help save it?
UC Riverside Professor Joseph Kahne and UCLA Professor John Rogers publish op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.
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Do politics in our democracy prevent schooling for our democracy?
In tense political times for public schools, new study by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA raises concerns for civic learning and democracy.
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Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission
Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants
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SOE launches the FIERCE Scholars Program
The new program is designed to prepare current SOE undergraduate students to be community-ready and equity centered after graduation when they can return to contribute to the workforce needs of the IE Inland Empire (IE) area of Southern California.
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Student Ambassadors
Meet the SOE Student Ambassadors
SOE Ambassadors support the vision and spirit of SOE by collaborating with faculty and staff to provide engaging, informative, and personalized experiences for the community.
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Doctoral students receive grants for disability research
Two UC Riverside School of Education doctoral students have received grants from the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to support research aimed at improving the education of individuals with disabilities. Zaira Jimenez, a fourth-year student; and Aya Shhub, a third-year student; will each receive $5,000 to support their studies and data collection for their dissertations.
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Graduate School of Education changes name
Effective Monday, Sept. 20, the Graduate School of Education will officially become the School of Education, or SOE. The new name will reflect the scope of the school’s research, community engagement, and academic programs, specifically the undergraduate degree program, which was approved in 2017 and now accounts for 60% of the school’s enrollment.  The simple name change was approved at the University of California-system level in August.
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Showing we care: Centering 'cariño' in the return to in-person learning
Interim Dean Louie Rodríguez pens an op-ed in EdSource on the power of “cariño” in the classroom.
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Connecting Classrooms to Congress
New social studies curriculum aims to boost civic education in a polarized nation
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Mrs. Panda conquers online
The innovative Rule of 3 English-learning program completes its shift to an online portal.
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GSOE's business operations manager selected for Emerging Leaders Program
Alison Rodriguez was selected for The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)'s inaugural program
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UCR faculty member's book shares stories of teachers of color
“What are you … on their side?” The comment was one of many snarky remarks white teachers made about interactions between a Latino colleague and his diverse student population. In the staff lounge at the Sacramento, Calif., public school, the same teachers called the students “monkeys bouncing off the walls” and “losers.” The Latino teacher pushed back. But he reached a point where it was so frustrating to be in the lounge that he stopped going.
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GSOE Undergraduate Education Awards
Congratulations to Samia Alkam, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, and Thomas Cortez, Daisy Gonzalez, and Jason Tse, recipients of the Academic Excellence Award
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Professor John Levin retires
Professor John Levin, who joined the Graduate School of Education as endowed chair and professor in 2006, will be retiring
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Undergraduate student becomes the teacher with R’Courses
This past year Stephanie Zeng ’22 designed and taught a one-unit course, "Healthy Living as a College Student," to her peers
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Assistant Professor Wesley Sims receives funding from the Society for the Study of School Psychology
Sims submitted the proposal "Continued Validation of the Direct Behavior Rating-Classroom Management: A Mini Multi-Trait Multi-Method (MTMM) Study” to the Early Career Research Awards Program
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2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys
More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.
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Dr. Raquel Rall on UCR’s Blue, Gold & BLACK (BGB) podcast
UCR’s Blue, Gold & BLACK (BGB) podcast brings students, campus leaders, and community partners together to explore the intersection of being Black and being a UCR Highlander. Listen as Dr. Rall shares her educational journey
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GSOE honors local teachers for national Teacher Appreciation Week
Jennifer Covington and Eleanor Holm, third-grade teachers at Seneca Elementary, and Ritta Aros, a math teacher at Slover Mountain High School, receive the inaugural Alumni Excellence in Education Awards
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GSOE student awarded high-profile fellowship in behavioral health
A third-year doctoral student in school psychology has been awarded a national fellowship with the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program.  The fellowship will provide Tyler Womack, a student in the Graduate School of Education, financial support during her fourth year at UCR and the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Teacher education program hosts job preparation month
Several students were offered positions at the month’s Teacher Job Fair and Mock Interview, sponsored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
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AASCU names Interim Dean to its 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative
Louie Rodríguez among 32 senior-level professionals in higher education selected for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' 2021 class
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Researchers seek input from Inland Empire parents, caregivers of school-age children
Study by UC Riverside researchers will examine impacts of remote learning on families with children in grades K-12
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School psychology doctoral student awarded scholarship
Nina Mandracchia received the 2021 Trainers of School Psychologists Graduate Student Scholarship
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Fellowships awarded to two GSOE doctoral students
Two doctoral students in the UC Riverside Graduate School of Education are the recipients of the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network, or CTERIN, Fellowship.  Patriccia Ordonez-Kim, whose work involves history and social studies curriculum, has earned the title of CTERIN Educating Teacher Educators (ETE) Fellow for her research.
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GSOE ranked among the best education schools by U.S. News & World Report
GSOE ranks No. 55, jumping 24 spots from the previous year
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UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity
UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30.
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Two GSOE professors honored by national education group
Two UC Riverside professors in the Graduate School of Education are being honored by the American Educational Research Association for their research work. Rita Kohli, an associate professor in the Education, Society, and Culture program, has been selected as the AERA Division K Teaching and Teacher Education 2021 Mid-Career Scholar. Uma Jayakumar, an associate professor in higher education administration and policies, has won the AERA Division G 2021 Henry Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education.
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GSOE launches alumni excellence awards
Nominate an outstanding GSOE alumni teacher, currently on faculty at a K-12 school, who has shown a strong commitment to teaching and learning during the pandemic by April 9, 2021
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School psychology program again achieves 100% internship match
For the fourth straight year, UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education can boast a 100% internship match rate for students in its school psychology program. Students seeking a doctorate in psychology from an American Psychological Association-accredited program must complete an internship as part of their training. The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers program is the main way many students obtain internships in clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs.
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New article explores how school leaders can help to revitalize democracy in their schools
Professor Joe Kahne co-authors "Leading for Democracy: A Vital Agenda for Public School Principals" in Respond & Reimagine: Teaching New Realities
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Professor launches Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity
New research center is the brainchild of Eddie Comeaux, a UCR higher education professor and former Division I college athlete
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GSOE now offers pathway for future ethnic studies teachers
UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education is offering a new ethnic studies pathway as part of its teacher education program.  The pathway is in its first year with the first group of students completing the process at the end of the spring quarter. The school launched the program to offer a structured curriculum for students seeking to teach ethnic studies courses.
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Raising the bar through authentic research
Boil the water, add the ingredients, stir.  The instructions given in undergraduate science labs can feel a bit like making ramen noodles. “Lab courses that accompany many large science undergraduate lectures often adopt a cookbook-type approach, where students follow a series of instructions in a stepwise process without really understanding why they’re doing what they’re doing,” said Marsha Ing, an associate professor of educational psychology in the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education. 
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Expert on Baby Yoda's cuteness available to media
With the second season of the hit Disney+ program "The Mandalorian" set to premier on October 30, the question of why Baby Yoda's fans want to squeeze him to the point of smothering him can be addressed at last.  
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Professor receives grant to study computer science education access
Cassandra Guarino, a professor of education and public policy at UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study access to computer science education.
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Education researchers create anti-racism guide
Racism is not an easy topic for teachers to tackle, especially when it comes to younger children. But it is important to begin that conversation at an early age, according to education researchers at UC Riverside. A new anti-racism teaching guide titled “Addressing Race and Racism in the Early School Years,” released in September, provides teachers with resources, strategies, and other tools aimed at creating more inclusive classrooms.
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Restorative justice shows promise in K-12 schools
Ten-study literature review led by two UCR doctoral students demonstrates restorative justice’s effectiveness in school settings
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Two UCR runners pass the stick in a relay
Education school launches athletic leadership minor
New undergraduate program is a first for the University of California system
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Three DACA students react to Supreme Court ruling
The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.
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Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’
UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates. 
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