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.
UCR remains staunchly committed to educating a diverse student body
University of California, Riverside, leaders and scholars have made the following statements in response to the 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the use of race, or affirmative action, in college and university admissions: Kim A. Wilcox, UCR chancellor: “We can be certain that diversity is and will...
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
Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2023
Most of the students from the Class of 2023 started this journey in fall 2019 — the last quarter of pandemic-free existence. Just months after they stepped onto UC Riverside’s campus, they exchanged classroom numbers for Zoom links and ventured through their first year of higher education without traditional support...
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.
Is ChatGPT a threat to education?
UC Riverside experts share thoughts on the AI-powered language model that understands and responds to natural language
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 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
Study highlights need to address race and racism in teacher education programs
UCR research shows race evasiveness harms teacher educators and charts a path toward identifying and disrupting racism
UC Riverside’s FIERCE Scholars are diversifying the Inland Empire teacher workforce
A gift from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union to UC Riverside School of Education is funding a program to get local education students into graduate or credential programs
Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus
UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...