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Ware Appointed to New Holdsworth Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Paige Ware, who becomes the first Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Endowed Professor in Simmons. The new professorship supports inquiry into understanding how partnerships among higher education and public school districts can contribute to improving teacher preparation practices and … Continue reading

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Walkington Examines Impact of Readability Factors in Solving Mathematics Word Problems

In the latest American Education Research Journal, Assistant Professor Candace Walkington and two co-authors use 20 years of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to look at readability factors … Continue reading

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Ketterlin Geller and Perry Receive $2.5M from NSF to Measure Early Math Skills

With a $2.5M grant from the National Science Foundation, Professor Leanne Ketterlin Geller and researcher Lindsey Perry, Ph.D. are developing math assessment tools to measure mathematical reasoning skills for K-2. Few assessments are currently available to measure the critical math … Continue reading

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Texas Tribune Interviews Jill Allor on Reading Research

Jill Allor, Professor in Teaching and Learning, discussed her research that focuses on reading and reading disabilities with The Texas Tribune. Read more. Currently, she is the principal investigator on Project Intensity, a federally-funded research grant from the Institute of Education … Continue reading

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Simmons Welcomes New Dean, Stephanie L. Knight

Stephanie L. Knight, associate dean and  professor of education in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University will become dean of the Simmons School at SMU on August 1. Well-respected in her field, Knight joined Pennsylvania State University in … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Quality Pre-K Funding in Texas

Paige Ware, interim dean of Simmons, in a commentary written for The Dallas Morning News proposes that the Texas Legislature continue with its commitment to funding pre-K education by increasing the quality of the programs and the allocation of money. … Continue reading

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