Education Policy

Harris Participates in TEDxSMU

Associate Professor Michael Harris, who teaches in Education Policy and Leadership, took to the TEDxSMU stage during Founder’s Day activities at the University. His topic was “Why Businesses Should Work like a University.” See slide show here

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Professor Kamata Honored by Editorial Board for Article of the Year

Professor Akihito Kamata, faculty member of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and the Center on Research and Evaluation, is recognized by the editorial board of Assessment for Effective Intervention¬† for top scholarship. His article, Modeling NonLinerar Growth With … Continue reading

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McLendon Named First Centennial Endowed Chair for Simmons

Congratulations to Associate Dean and Professor Michael McLendon, who becomes the first Simmons Centennial Endowed Chair in Education Policy and Leadership. Dean David Chard notes that McLendon’s contributions to Simmons on academic quality, faculty development, and community relations are significant. … Continue reading

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Commenting on Role of State Governors in Higher Education.

Read Houston Chronicle article on Texas Gov. Perry’s relationship with his UT regent appointees. Professor Michael McLendon, a faculty member in Education Policy and Leadership, gives context to this story. Read here.

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New Report about Texas Charter Schools Cites Most Meet Standards

Dan Berebitsky , an assistant professor in Education Policy and Leadership comments on charter school evaluations. Read more.

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More on the NCTQ Report, including Simmons’ Rating

Dean Chard comments on The National Council on Teacher Quality’s first national report reviewing schools of education. The blog exchange is with DMN editorial writer, Bill McKenzie. Read more.

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Michael Harris on Supreme Court Ruling, Fisher vs UT

Associate Professor Michael Harris, director of Simmons’ higher education program, weighs in on the Supreme Court decision regarding UT’s admissions policies using race as a factor.¬† To read the Dallas Morning News article, click here.

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