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Research: After-school programs improve academic achievement

School-age children who participate in structured after-school activities improve their academic achievement, according to new research by SMU faculty members. The study by researchers in the University’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development measured academic performance of students enrolled in … Continue reading

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Livingston, Rutigliano take new Extended Learning responsibilities

Kate Livingston, campus director of SMU-in-Plano, has accepted a position as SMU’s Executive Director of Extended Learning. She begins her new responsibilities June 1, 2012. In addition to her roles as director of the Plano campus and of the J-Term Program, … Continue reading

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Eight SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2011-12

Eight distinguished faculty members, with more than 215 years of combined service to SMU, have retired or will retire with emeritus status during the 2011-12 academic year. Congratulations to the following professors: • Andrew H. Chen, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Cox School of Business (1983 … Continue reading

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Dallas mayor, leaders meet at SMU to discuss education May 7

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will join North Texas leaders in a public discussion on the community’s ethical role in supporting public education Monday, May 7, 2012 at SMU. As Mike Miles prepares to take over as DISD superintendent, “From Your … Continue reading

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Dean David Chard named to national education post

The U.S. Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of David Chard, Leon Simmons Endowed Dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. The … Continue reading

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Research: Kindle-ing interest among reluctant readers

Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study. The findings come from a study of middle-school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a … Continue reading

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Renowned couples therapists to conduct workshop at SMU

World-renowned researchers Drs. John and Julie Gottman will share their expertise on successful couple relationships in “Bridging the Couple Chasm” – a workshop presented by the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling in SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human … Continue reading

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Outstanding educators to be honored at 2012 Luminary Awards

Three 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 … Continue reading

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SMU, Dallas Faith Communities Coalition form new partnership

SMU and the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition have created a new partnership dedicated to transforming education in low-income neighborhoods. The coalition now is part of the Center on Communities and Education in SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 21, 2011

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