Oktoberfest Funds Scholarships for Students

The Louise Sorrenti Petrosino Scholarship has been impactful for Marivel Bravo-Mendosa’s life. The Petrosino Scholarship is one of many scholarships that are funded through the Kremen School of Education Alumni and Friends Chapter’s Oktoberfest. This annual event includes a silent auction and ticket sales that assist with raising money for scholarships to give back to […]

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Restoring the Power of Our Students

A few days ago, I woke up to get ready for work. Like any other day, I rubbed my eyes, took a deep sigh, and went to turn off the alarm clock. When I looked at my phone, I noticed the battery wasn’t fully charged. I figured I forgot to connect the charger into my […]

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First-Generation Matters at All Levels of Education

First-generation means many things to the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State. Traditionally first-generation means students who are the first in their family to attend and complete an undergraduate degree. But at the Kremen School, it doesn’t end there. First-generation means a student may be the first in their family to […]

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Expanding Teachers in the South Valley Through ITEP

The Fresno State Visalia Campus is now offering the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). Students are able to earn a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a multiple subject teaching credential in only four years without having to leave the South Valley. This program addresses a critical need for well-qualified, highly-committed teachers for learners in schools […]

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New Faculty Add Wide Range of Knowledge to the Kremen School

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is proud to welcome nine new faculty members to Fresno State. With backgrounds ranging from school counseling services in the Caribbean to supporting LGBTQ students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Kremen School is gaining a variety of skills and plethora of knowledge. Dr. Rohit Mehta Assistant Professor, Department […]

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Getting to Know Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is welcoming a new face to the team. Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as Interim Associate Dean! Are you from Fresno? I am originally from Illinois. I was raised in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and earned my degrees at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). I […]

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Better Preparing College Bound Students in Porterville

A Need in Porterville Porterville College has partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) to help strengthen the school to college pipeline in the rural Porterville area. According to Dr. Juliet Wahleithner, SJVWP Director, the best way to help students better prepare for college is to better prepare their teachers. Porterville Unified School […]

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Retired Math Teachers Establish Scholarships for Future Educators

Once Jim and Louise Dunaway retired from teaching math in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, the couple knew they wanted to help others get into the profession they love. Four years ago, they began contacting their alma maters about establishing scholarships for students pursuing careers in math education. The first round […]

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Child-Friendly Work Environments Make a Difference

How important is a work environment that is accommodating toward parent employees? Very Important! When a staff or faculty member is a parent, after hours meetings can be difficult to attend. Having a child-friendly work environment can make all the difference to a parent. Being able to leave at 3pm to pick up your child, […]

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Passionate for Science, Mrs. Click Becomes All-Star Teacher of the Year Finalist

It was a Thursday night in late June at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants were preparing for their series opener against the San Diego Padres. Mrs. Jennifer Click, Fresno State graduate student studying Curriculum and Instruction, prepared to go on the field for the NBC Sports All-Star Teacher of the Year ceremony. Mrs. Click […]

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