Category Archives: General News & Announcements

RME Partnering with Jamaican Ministry of Education and IDB on Pilot Program

RME is partnering with the Jamaican Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank to implement a pilot program aimed at supporting parents’ involvement in math education at home. The goal of this project is to improve outcomes for children in … Continue reading

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Connecting Students’ Interests to Algebraic Reasoning

“Students often can’t see the connection between their world and algebra. Exploring ways to connect math to their lives, experiences and knowledge is critical for making it accessible and captivating. That’s especially true when considering students from diverse backgrounds.” – … Continue reading

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Interviews Dean Chard on Importance of Learning Math

A keynoter for the Successful Learning Conference hosted by the University of Sydney, Simmons Dean David Chard talks about math being a gateway for learning on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program Life Matters. Click here to list to the podcast.

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Five Good Reasons to Take Algebra II

Algebra II is no longer a basic high school requirement for Texas graduation, but RME Director, Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller encourages parents to have their children to take the course anyway. Read more.

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Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded to Dr. Walkington

Dr. Candace Walkington was named a 2014 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. This award recognizes her work in implementing interventions for students that connects algebra to their out of school interests. Read more.

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Dean Chard Elected Chair

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development Dean David Chard has been elected chairman of the National Board of Education Sciences.

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Dr. Anne Garrison Wilhelm

SMU faculty and RME researcher Dr. Anne Garrison Wilhelm‘s article published to the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

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Personalization in Algebra hits NPR Blog

RME researcher Dr. Candace Walkington's work was covered by the NPR blog Mindshift. Discussing interest-based personalization in Algebra, Walkington recounts the success of her recent study and her hopes for expansion. Read the full article here.

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Simmons Doctoral Candidate Book Review

Lindsey Perry, a Simmons School of Education doctoral candidate and frequent RME contributor recently published a book review. Read the full text of the review here.

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George W. Bush Institute: Middle School Matters Inititative

The Bush Institute recently announced the selection of three schools to participate in the Middle School Matters Initiative. These three schools, of which two are in Texas, will receive intensive, on-site support in reading, mathematics and writing from the Nation’s … Continue reading

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