Education

UCI among Sierra magazine’s top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for seventh consecutive year

Energy, transportation scores make campus highest-ranked comprehensive university

Tackling poverty to fight terrorism

Alumnus uses skills learned at UCI in overseeing nonprofit’s education efforts in rural Africa

Education professor tapped for preschool research

A UCI education professor has been drafted to help investigate why the usual benefits of preschool don’t always carry over to elementary school, especially for students from low-income families. Chancellor’s Professor Carol Connor will receive a $2 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences as part of a five-year national research effort to improve early childhood education. The […]

LaShonda Carter

Mentoring Made the Difference

At UCI, LaShonda Carter ’15 found others who helped her realize her dreams

Bridging the first-generation gap

Mentoring program pairs new students with upperclassmen who also are first in their families to go to college

2-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared than their peers

Children with better academic and behavioral functioning when they start kindergarten often have better educational and societal opportunities as they grow up. For instance, children entering kindergarten with higher reading and math achievements are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married and live in higher-income neighborhoods as adults. A new study points […]

Jennifer Lee

Declawing the ‘tiger mom’

Book co-authored by UCI sociologist debunks idea that Asian American academic achievement is due to unique cultural traits or values

George Farkas

Minority children underrepresented in special ed, UCI-Penn State study concludes

Contrary to popular belief, minority children are not overrepresented in special education classrooms and are actually less likely to be diagnosed with and treated for disabilities than white children with similar academic achievements, behaviors and economic resources, according to new research co-authored by George Farkas, professor of education at UC Irvine.

Tanya Anaya, Evelin Villanueva, Samantha Salas, Araceli Brambila, Marie Moore and Hector Perez

Bilingual boom

UCI School of Education helps meet need for teachers in popular dual-language immersion classrooms

Cut branch from a heavily infested California sycamore

Regional beetle infestation prompts removal of UCI trees

An invasive beetle is prompting removal of trees on the UC Irvine campus