Science Teacher Enters First Year on the Job with National Recognition

It was an exciting day for then-middle schooler Francisco Barajas as he learned how to use solar power to cook food. That was just one of many hands-on experiments Barajas participated in while attending a summer science program at Fresno State 13 years ago. “The experiments were based on the idea of how we can […]

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Connie Mosher – Named National Child Care Teacher of the Year

Fresno State’s Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center is full of children laughing and playing as they engage and explore with the world around them. This is a typical day for Infant/Toddler Master Teacher – Connie Mosher. Mosher has been working at the Huggins Center since 2012 and she uses her educational expertise in early […]

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Dr. Randy Yerrick Named Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Randy Yerrick, known for his collaborative efforts, innovative teaching and implementation of technology in STEM classrooms, has been named the new dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State, effective July 1. Yerrick has been an associate dean of the Graduate School of Education and a professor of science […]

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Dr. Alamillo Accepts Deanship at Sonoma State University

The interim dean for the Kremen School of Education and Human Development says she is sad to leave the region she has served most of her career. As a faculty member and executive director for Programs for Children, Dr. Laura Alamillo has seen many changes in education since she came to Fresno State in 2004. […]

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See Why This Liberal Studies Graduate Strives to Put Others First

While walking through the streets of San Francisco when she was 7 years old, Ariel Mendez remembers seeing a man holding a sign that read, “hungry.” She and her dad had just finished lunch, and she got his permission to give the man her leftovers. This is the first memory Mendez has of helping the […]

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Honoring Retiring Faculty of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development

The retiring faculty at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State have made a significant impact on our school. They are not just retiring but also leaving a legacy of years of work in their departments.  Jeanie L. Behrend, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction 23 Years of Service Dr. […]

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Elementary Schools Exemplify Character and Civic Education

Each year student teachers from Fresno State and Fresno Pacific University gather to attend the annual Conference on Character and Civic Education. These future teachers learn about best practices in promoting the ethical, moral, and socio-emotional development of their soon-to-be students. The conference, hosted by Fresno State’s Bonner Center for Character Education and Citizenship, was […]

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Fresno State Alumnus Creates User-Friendly Educational Website for 5-year-olds

Parents across the country are in a very unique situation — many juggling the stresses of keeping their families healthy in the current environment while also navigating how to homeschool their children because of school closures. School districts continue to transition from on-ground education to distant learning as some districts have announced school closures for […]

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Professor Dedicates Career to Advocating for People ‘On the Outside’

Dr. Jenelle Pitt remembers sitting with her classmates one day in high school as everyone shared news about which colleges they had applied or been accepted to. She was in AP English at the time, and she proudly announced she had been accepted to the University of California, Berkeley. But just as her moment of […]

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Fresno State Receives $1.2M to Prepare Teachers With Computer Science Skills

“Learn computer science. Change the world.” That is the slogan for Code.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes computer science in education and encourages participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Computer science is a growing topic in California K-12 school curricula in regard to how closely it aligns with other subjects such as science, math, English and […]

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