UCR now offers teacher education at its Palm Desert campus
Answering a great need in the desert region of Riverside County, UC Riverside has started a teacher education program at its campus in Palm Desert.
Diversity statements in UC faculty hirings is questioned
Use of diversity statements in faculty hiring can come into conflict with academic freedom protections, say the authors of a new paper published by the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education.
Report urges public schools to do more to address racism
Educators and policymakers urged to positively address racism and its impact on learning and opportunity
U.S. News 2023 college rankings are out, and UCR surges
Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the No. 2 university in the nation for social mobility. UCR also climbed 13 spots in the overall rankings, to No. 76 among the top 435 private and public universities. This is the second consecutive year that UCR has...
Elite university admissions for athletes benefit white students
Special admissions for athletes, legacy students, and the children of faculty and dean’s choices greatly benefits white applicants, a UCR-led analysis shows.
UCR professor’s work cited in Justice Sotomayor’s dissent
In this summer's landmark affirmative action case, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor used UCR education professor Uma Jayakumar's research in her dissent.
Q&A: What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?
Emily D. Engelschall, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, offers insight.
California schools weak on civic education, report finds
UCR study finds that California public schools remain weak on civic education that is needed for an informed democracy
One of every six autistic children are expelled from daycare
University of California, Riverside, study found that 16% of autistic children of surveyed parents were expelled from daycares resulting in more problems for them in elementary school.
California study finds that growing political conflict hinders learning and increases hostility
A new analysis by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA shows that even in blue state California, political attacks on public schools are pervasive and growing, hindering learning and the role schools play in a diverse democracy. Political division and community-level conflict is negatively impacting student interactions, and many California...
Researcher honored for work in English language learner education
The James Irvine Foundation recognized Linda Navarrette as one of six change-makers in California.
Culturally-informed mental health screenings improve student, school and community successes
As concerns about youth mental health, school shootings, and other forms of violence prompt more school systems to conduct mental health screenings, a UC Riverside-led analysis is urging school officials to proceed with deference to student family, cultural, and community backgrounds. Mental health screenings that focus solely on identifying at-risk...
Culture war battles at schools harm public education, UC report finds
Educators have sought to avoid controversy by pulling back on teaching lessons in civics, politics, and the history and experiences of America’s minority communities.
New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research
A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.
New dean of School of Education named
Joi Spencer has been named the dean of UC Riverside’s School of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Spencer is a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of San Diego, in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, or SOLES. During 16 years at USD, Spencer has been associate dean...
UC Riverside tests a reading comprehension intervention for students in the middle grades with autism spectrum disorder
The study will implement an evidence-based reading intervention program in Southern California and Central Texas
Special education staff felt lower well-being and effectiveness during pandemic
Study finds certain services transitioned to technological platforms more effectively than others
Families of children with autism can get free help from UC Riverside’s SEARCH Center
Inland Empire families don’t have to wade through school and service systems alone
Experts urge reconsideration of 'standard' for time-keeping
To gauge the impacts of dark mornings in some parts of the country, we spoke with two UC Riverside experts