School of Education honors faculty, students, and staff

This year, in addition to the SOE undergraduate awards, SOE established new awards that honor our exceptional graduate students, faculty, and staff. The recipients were honored at SOE’s Commencement reception at The Barn. Below is a full list of awards and honorees. Academic Excellence Award This award recognizes undergraduate students—one from each Education Concentration—who are...

SOE donors and alumni create five new endowed scholarships to support student success

UC Riverside School of Education (SOE) is grateful to the following donors for helping create five new endowed scholarships. The new scholarships are part of UC Riverside’s student success fundraising initiative, Beyond Brilliant, which aims to raise $50 million over five years to broaden access to our world-class educational experience and provide additional resources for...

Making a difference: SOE staff spotlight

The Inland Empire Alumni Network (IEAN) for the University of California, Riverside is a group of local UCR alumni who promote a sense of community throughout the Inland Empire. They host networking and programming events that enrich student experiences and also promote student-alumni interaction to establish relationships with other Highlanders. The IEAN for UCR takes...
By Chloe Park |
UCR Through the Roses

SOE honors two alumnae for Teacher Appreciation Week

In celebration of teacher appreciation week, SOE honored two alumnae with the Excellence in Education Alumni Awards at an intimate reception at The Barn. This awards program, now in its second year, honors alumni currently on faculty at a K-12 school who, in alignment with SOE’s mission, are committed to advancing equitable educational systems and...

HEERF funding bolsters writing support for undergraduate students

Since the start of the pandemic, online learning and the impacts of COVID-19 have presented challenges for UCR students. With limited resources available to support student achievement and persistence, School of Education (SOE) advising staff noted flagging GPAs and higher student withdrawal rates were threatening to exacerbate gaps in educational opportunity and degree completion. In...
By Chloe Park |

Meet ASUCR’s new undergrad representative for SOE students

Taking on the position and responsibility to present students’ concerns to the Associated Students of UCR council could be intimidating. However, Dorothy Leigh Doronila didn’t hesitate to take on the role as ASUCR’s representative for School of Education students. Doronila is a first-generation student majoring in Education, Society, and Human Development as well as Political...
By Chloe Park |

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.
By Camila Chaves Naranjo |
Watch party

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.
By Camila Chaves Naranjo |

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.
By John McDonald |

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.

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.
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.
By Camila Chaves Naranjo |

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.
Day of Giving

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

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
UC Riverside campus

Professor John Levin retires

Professor John Levin, who joined the Graduate School of Education as endowed chair and professor in 2006, will be retiring

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

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

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

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
By Julie Porter |
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