Melissa Hardeman, a senior instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, works with math students in the classroom. Photo by Ben Krain.

Forward Arkansas Awards UA Little Rock Phase II Grant to Improve Recruitment and Training for K-12 Teachers

Forward Arkansas has named the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as one of two phase II grant recipients who will work with expert national partners in a multi-year collaborative program to recruit, train, and retain K-12 teachers in Arkansas. Continue reading “Forward Arkansas Awards UA Little Rock Phase II Grant to Improve Recruitment and Training for K-12 Teachers”

UA Little Rock professors, from left, Mark Baille, Ronia Kattoum, Michael Moore, David Montague and Lundon Pinneo received a large grant from the National Science Foundation to work to improve undergraduate education in the Donaghey College of STEM.

Largest NSF Grant Awarded to UA Little Rock Will Support Ongoing Undergraduate STEM Education Efforts

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance teaching and learning and to promote student success in undergraduate STEM education. This is the largest grant UA Little Rock has ever received from the National Science Foundation.  Continue reading “Largest NSF Grant Awarded to UA Little Rock Will Support Ongoing Undergraduate STEM Education Efforts”

Adria Waters

UA Little Rock Doctoral Student Selected as Early Literacy Fellow in Missouri

A UA Little Rock doctoral student has been selected as part of an inaugural cohort of educators who will work to improve literacy education and instruction in Missouri. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Doctoral Student Selected as Early Literacy Fellow in Missouri”

Photo of Ayonna Preston by Ben Krain.

Preston Awarded Second Place in National Educators Rising Moment Competition

Ayonna Preston, a senior elementary education major from Little Rock, has been recognized for her inspirational speech about the importance of pursuing a career in education. Continue reading “Preston Awarded Second Place in National Educators Rising Moment Competition”

UA Little Rock Grad Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Teacher

One University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has fulfilled her dream of completing her college education and her longtime goal of becoming a teacher. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Grad Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Teacher”

Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center and Donaghey Student Center

Forward Arkansas Awards UA Little Rock $100K Grant to Help Recruit and Train K-12 Teachers

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $100,000 grant to help recruit, train, and retain K-12 teachers in Arkansas. UA Little Rock is one of eight Arkansas universities selected to participate in the Forward Arkansas’s Education Preparation Program (EPP) Design Collaborative. Continue reading “Forward Arkansas Awards UA Little Rock $100K Grant to Help Recruit and Train K-12 Teachers”

Dr. Christine Deitz photo

Deitz becomes National Association for Gifted Children Board Member

Dr. Christine Deitz, associate director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Children at UA Little Rock, has been elected as a state representative to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors, the largest advocacy association focused on the needs of talented children and adolescents in the U.S.

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Emily Hood

Hood Named New Art Education Professor at UA Little Rock

Dr. Emily Jean Hood will join the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the fall as the new assistant professor of art education.  Continue reading “Hood Named New Art Education Professor at UA Little Rock”

Bronwyn MacFarlane

Top Tips to Reduce Anxiety in Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

With many families both working and going to school at home, the COVID-19 pandemic can be a stressful time for families, especially those with young children who may be worried about a global health crisis.  Continue reading “Top Tips to Reduce Anxiety in Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic”