- Graduate Student Receives National Bilingual Teacher of the Year Award
- SMU’s Research Day Yields Prizes for Simmons Students
- HPISD Superintendent Joins Education Policy and Leadership Faculty
- Simmons Recognizes Three Education Advocates with 2015 Luminary Awards
- Director of Dispute Resolution Offers View of Solitary Confinement
Videos & Slideshows
Two SMU students, Anna Norkett and Rahfin Faruk, blogged for an education policy class in Simmons with Bill McKenzie, editorial director for the George W. Bush Institute. As a bonus, they published op-ed pieces in The Dallas Morning News. To … Continue reading
Assistant Professor Karla del Rosal offers a personal perspective on educating immigrant children, her life’s work. Read more about her research and ideas about how teachers can be more effective in her Huffington Post piece here.
Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell gave the keynote address to the Education Writers Association’s conference on higher education, hosted by Simmons. He spoke to over 50 journalists about developing federal rankings for colleges and universities. His talk was part of … Continue reading
Simmons Associate Dean Michael McLendon co-edited a series of 11 papers this month in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science that find state policies meant to increase college access and degree attainment aren’t working. The … Continue reading
Michael Harris, associate professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, has been named director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. He starts his new position August 1 and continues to teach in Simmons. Harris succeeds Beth Thornberg, senior associate dean … Continue reading
Michael McLendon, Simmons’ Endowed Centennial Chair and Associate Dean, provides brief analysis on the political struggle at UT involving regents, the chancellor, and president. To read McLendon’s comments in the Houston Chronicle series, click here and here.
Lee Alvoid and Les Black, clinical associate professors in Simmons’ Department of Education Policy and Leadership, co-wrote The Changing Role of the Principal: How High-Achieving Districts Are Recalibrating School Leadership, a report that delineates how school leadership has changed, especially … Continue reading
Building on their donations and work with the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition and SMU Simmons’ Center on Communities in Education, Russell and Dorothy Budd ’06 are endowing the University with a $2.5 million gift to transform collaborative work in West … Continue reading
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
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 Nonlinear Growth With … Continue reading