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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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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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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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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Credential Student Receives Support After Apartment Fire

Written by: Esra Hashem, University Brand Strategy and Marketing Racine Babb was with her teammates at Wahoo’s restaurant when she got the call. “My roommate called me and she’s like, ‘Where are you?’” Racine says. “Yelling frantically, she said, ‘The apartment’s on fire.’” The three-alarm fire occurred in mid-August across the street from Fresno State’s […]

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Teaching Credential Student Leads Pride Week Events

Written by: Esra Hashem, Fresno State Marketing Strategist For teaching credential student Kiana Medina, school has always been a sanctuary. “I was never really social. I never really socially fit in … I was bullied a lot. But I found my home in what was academia,” she said. As a child, the Fresno native bonded […]

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Increasing Bilingual and Latinx Teachers in the Valley

Monica Garcia hasn’t attended her first day of college yet — but she already has a path mapped out that will allow her to start at a junior college, transfer to Fresno State and eventually become a bilingual teacher in the San Joaquin Valley. Garcia will start this fall at Fresno City College, where she […]

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Dean’s Medalist on Track to Teach Fourth Grade at Fresno Unified

Kaylee Gutierrez has distinguished herself as an outstanding student and service leader. As the Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s 2018-2019 Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist, she is a leader both academically and in service, and envisions herself providing access to children. Her work at Fresno State and in the community exemplifies the highest level of dedication […]

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New Scholarship Fund Helps Address South Valley Teacher Shortage

Efforts to address the South Valley teacher shortage are getting a boost from a new scholarship fund available for students transferring from College of the Sequoias into the Integrated Teacher Education Program at Fresno State’s Visalia campus. The program allows students to transfer from a nearby community college (COS, Porterville College or West Hills – Lemoore) and […]

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All Special Education Students Deserve Excellent Teachers

For Mr. Warren Bisel, being a special education teacher is challenging but also extremely rewarding. He has the opportunity to impact the lives of his students and their families, and he states that, “special education is a perfect chance to change the world one future at a time.” Bisel is a Fresno State alumnus, graduating […]

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