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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Liberal Studies Students Exceed CSU Graduation Goals

Korey Domingos was determined to graduate from college in four years, even if that involved going to school full-time while working two full-time jobs. She said she believes some students who have the ambition and drive to finish in four years are faced with circumstances beyond their control that make it difficult. Domingos credits Fresno […]

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School of Education and Human Development’s Former Dean Dies at Age 81

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Barbara Burch, former Dean of Fresno State’s School of Education and Human Development and Provost Emeritus of Western Kentucky University (WKU). Burch died at the age of 81 early in the morning on Sunday, January 5. Burch was always driven toward education. She received […]

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Mother Decides to Author Bilingual Children’s Book to Fill Void

(Written by: Phylisha Chaidez, media, communications and journalism student) Many mothers read to their young children — Perla Solorio writes for hers as well. Combining her job as a school counselor, her role as a mother and her admiration for the Spanish language, Solorio created her company, Libros For Small Hands. The company focuses on promoting […]

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