Outstanding educators to be honored at 2012 Luminary Awards

The Luminary Award statuetteThree organizations that created new ways of enhancing children’s education will be honored Jan. 26, 2012, by SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The Luminary Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

The honorees are cited for creating research-based and innovative programs, which have served as longtime models for improving education:

“Our three Luminary recipients exemplify a superlative commitment to families and children. In setting the bar high to obtain strong educational outcomes, each one demonstrates the impact of using research to improve lives, from our youngest ones to their parents,” says David Chard, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. “At a time when education is buffeted by winds of dissatisfaction, this year’s recipients offer solutions and hope.”

> Get the full story with video of the Luminary Award recipients at SMU News

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