First Scholarship Recipient Selected for New SOE Donor Endowed Fund

LaTysa Flowers-Jackson has been named as the inaugural recipient of a first-of-it's-kind endowed scholarship fund. This is the first endowed scholarship for SOE’s new undergraduate program, and LaTysa is the first recipient. LaTysa is an undergraduate student in the School of Education where she is working towards her degree in Education Society and Human Development...
Alumni Award Recipients Lesly Monsalve, Rachael Bedolla, and Nallely Arteaga hold their awards

Alumni Honored With Excellence in Education Award

Nallely Arteaga, Ph.D. ‘20, Lesly Monsalve, M.A. ‘21, and Rachael Bedolla, M.A. were selected as the 2023 alumni award recipients

SOE Welcomes Dean Spencer

Over the past few months, the UCR community has warmly welcomed Dean Joi A. Spencer as its new Dean of the School of Education with a series of events: Dr. John and Kathy Allavie welcomed donors and community members to their home in Riverside, CA for an intimate gathering, and the School of Education held...

SOE at AERA 2023

Dozens of UCR School of Education faculty, students, and researchers will participate at this year’s annual American Educational Research Association, or AERA meeting. AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. This year’s event will be held in-person from April 13-16 in Chicago. This year, Ted...

Meet SOE's Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

Ambassadors support the vision and spirit of SOE by collaborating with faculty and staff to provide engaging, informative, and personalized experiences for the community.

UCR hosts 17th annual University of California Special Education, Disabilities, and Development Risk conference

Three UCR School of Education doctoral students served as co-chairs for this year’s annual University of California Special Education, Disabilities, and Development Risk conference, held at UCR.

New article examines how young men respond to college readiness practices while enacting masculinity

Suneal Kolluri published a new article in Urban Education, “What Do I Need That For?”: The Misalignment of Masculinity and College Preparation in an Urban School.” Kolluri is an assistant professor in the Educational Policy and Leadership department in the UC Riverside School of Education. His scholarly work has been featured in the Review of...
UCR Through the Roses

Dr. Frances Valdovinos named Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education

Frances Valdovinos has been named Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education program at UCR’s School of Education (SOE). Valdovinos joined SOE in 2016 as a student academic advisor and was recently appointed assistant dean and director of teacher education, a role she served as interim for a year.

SOE welcomes three new faculty

Join us in welcoming three new faculty! José Del Real Viramontes, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Higher Education Administration and Policy program the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to UCR, he was an assistant professor in the Higher Education/Community College Leadership program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...

School of Education honors faculty, students, and staff

This year, in addition to the 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 selected...

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 |
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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.
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.
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