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Racial justice teacher development institute wins $100,000 grant

A UCR-affiliated institute for racial justice has received a $100,000 grant that will support teacher professional development during the 2024 and 2025 calendar years, with a focus on engaging teachers of color in California public schools. This funding for the Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, known as ITOC, from the...

By David Danelski |

Professor Tara J. Yosso honored for lifetime achievements 

Education professor Tara J. Yosso honored by the American Educational Research Association for her lifetime achievements.

By David Danelski |

Fellowship supports probe of meritocracy ideology high schools

UCR School of Education professor Suneal Kolluri will probe the paradox of the meritocracy ideology in U.S. high schools with a fellowship from the Spencer Foundation recently awarded by the National Academy of Education

By David Danelski |

Education professor honored by national education research association

The American Educational Research Association, or AERA, has honored UC Riverside education professor Joseph Kahne as a 2023 AERA Fellow for his exceptional contributions to education research. Kahne and 23 other education scholars from colleges and universities across the nation will be honored as AERA fellows at the group’s annual meeting in...

By David Danelski |

School of Education authors recognized for work to improve racial climate in teacher education programs

Several UCR School of Education faculty members and graduate students will be honored for writing a groundbreaking journal article that provides a road map to improve the racial climates of teacher education programs, guiding teacher educators and leaders to meet the needs of a diverse teaching force. Titled, “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate...

By David Danelski |

Education professor to be recognized for exposing inequities faced by teachers of color

The American Educational Research Association will honor UCR associate professor Rita Kohli for a book she published in 2021 about the challenges and triumphs of teachers of color. In “Teachers of Color Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Education,” Kohli documents many personal and emotional accounts of racism and professional isolation experienced...

By David Danelski |

School of Education dean works for equity in education

Joi Spencer, the new dean of the School of Education, comes to UC Riverside with deep ties to Inland Southern California and a mission to help the region realize greater educational equity in public education. The daughter of working-class parents grew up in South Central Los Angeles and was bused to a magnet high school in Los Angeles. During her...

By David Danelski |

UCR professor receives grant to probe racial barriers in teacher education programs

Rita Kohli, an associate professor in the UCR School of Education, has received a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation to probe the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States. The project will build upon findings from previous research...

By UCR News |

School of Education grad students, faculty member, alums win AAHHE fellowships

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, or AAHHE, has honored two UCR School of Education graduate students, a faculty member, and two alums with 2022-23 fellowships. Nelly Cruz and Nathaly Martinez received the 2022-2023 graduate student fellowships. Both are pursuing careers in higher education administration and policy. The...

By David Danelski |

OASIS initiative provides $1.7 million for UCR research projects

UCR's Office of Research and Economic Development (RED) has announced over $1.7 million in competitive funding for faculty research projects through its Opportunity to Advance Sustainability Innovation and Social Inclusion initiative, known as OASIS. The projects range from probing the severity of COVID-19 infection in Riverside County, through...

By David Danelski |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

Highlander celebrates 10-year anniversary of DACA with FLOTUS

Ariana Aparicio Aguilar, a doctoral student in UCR's School of Education and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was recently invited with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to attend a 10-year DACA anniversary at the White House.

By Malinn Loeung |

American Council on Education awards fellowship to school psychology professor

Austin Johnson will join the 2022-23 class of ACE Fellows.

By Holly Ober |

School of Education launches Black Community Education Promise Program

The program supports incoming School of Education freshman or transfer students who are dedicated to serving the Black community via education upon graduation from UCR

By Holly Ober |

Reading intervention strategy shows promise for students with autism

A pilot study found statistically significant vocabulary gains for students with mild to moderate autism symptom severity.

By Holly Ober |

Racial justice group names award for education professor

A national organization dedicated to racial justice has named an award for UC Riverside education professor Tara J. Yosso. Color of Change, an online nonprofit, cited the power of Yosso’s research-based counter narratives, which shed critical historical light on the educational experiences of students of color. Color of Change held its inaugural...

By Imran Ghori |

Civic engagement project receives UC systemwide award

A UC Riverside effort to get more students involved with university boards of trustees has received a VOICE Award

By Holly Ober |

‘Autism Goes to College’ wins Anthem Award

The film follows five Southern California college students on the autism spectrum as they navigate college

By Holly Ober |

School of Education dissertation wins prestigious award

Arturo Nevárez received an award from the American Educational Research Association

By Holly Ober |

School of Education behavior analysis program ranked among top 10 in the state

The applied behavior analysis program at UC Riverside’s School of Education was ranked No. 9 in California by an online resource for those pursuing a career in the profession. The Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide considered student-to-faculty ratios, tuition, and Board Certified Behavior Analysis exam pass rates in determining the best...

By Imran Ghori |