School of Education

The UC Irvine School of Education promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of education, drawing upon faculty expertise in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, economics, political science, technology, the arts, and the sciences. The school’s faculty and students develop pioneering innovations in teaching and learning, and are committed to serving the public good through engagement in the local community. The School also offers a number of programs and certificates designed to help future teachers benefit an underserved population.

UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare middle school students for college access and success. The seven-year GEAR UP project will provide multiple academic activities and services for sixth- and seventh-graders in [...]

2018-11-16T14:07:43-08:00November 15, 2018|

UCI receives $14.7 million grant to expand its successful literacy outreach project

The University of California, Irvine has received a five-year, $14.7 million Education Innovation & Research expansion grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its Pathway to Academic Success Project, which helps close reading and writing achievement gaps among high-needs students in grades seven to 11.

2018-10-31T15:18:41-07:00October 23, 2018|

How to boost math skills in the early grades

In the last decade, educators have focused on boosting literacy skills among low-income kids in the hope that all children will read well by third grade. But the early-grade math skills of these same low-income children have not received equal attention. Researchers say many high-poverty kindergarten classrooms don’t teach enough math and the few lessons [...]

2018-07-16T14:53:14-07:00July 9, 2018|

As the world goes digital, is there a hack for inequality?

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fashionable Poblenou district of Barcelona, hipsters and entrepreneurs rub shoulders with homeless people and immigrants, as the city authorities try to reduce digital inequality.

2018-02-22T12:05:31-08:00February 5, 2018|

Demystifying STEM

As the bell rings at El Sol Science & Arts Academy of Santa Ana, dozens of Latina fifth-graders pour into their after-school classroom. Here in the headquarters of the Super Science Squad, they prepare to solve the day’s most pressing issues: bullying, bland school lunches, school supply theft. Guided by a team of UCI [...]

2017-11-30T14:27:12-08:00September 11, 2017|

Evidence-based outreach: School of Education newcomer takes practical, positive approach to improving academic outcomes of underrepresented K-12 students

When Richard Arum, dean of the School of Education, joined UCI in 2016, one of his first orders of business was to create the position of director of community engagement and student success. “The need to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders is essential if we are to solve complex social problems like improving the [...]

2017-08-24T10:33:47-07:00June 26, 2017|

How robots can help kids stay in school

As a child growing up in California, Veronica Newhart was absent from school for weeks at a time due to a congenital heart condition. The loneliness and isolation she felt so many years ago are similar to what children with chronic illnesses feel today, but Newhart says it doesn’t have to be that way. [...]

2017-08-24T10:53:50-07:00April 5, 2017|