General News & Announcements

Annie Wright Contributes to Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning

Annie Wright, director of evaluation for the Center on Research and Evaluation in Simmons, recently published an essay in the Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice (Guilford Press, 2015). Her essay, “Accountability and SEL Programs: The Getting … Continue reading

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Simmons Volunteers with Reading Partners for Service Day

Thanks to Reading Partners Dallas, Simmons faculty and staff spent a morningĀ  tutoring students at J.W. Ray Elementary and Jack Lowe Elementary schools inĀ  Dallas Independent School District. Dean David Chard created the service day and Reading Partners took on … Continue reading

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Graduate Student Receives National Bilingual Teacher of the Year Award

Irma De la Guardia has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the National Association of Bilingual Education. A third-grade dual-language teacher at DISD’s Withers Elementary School, De La Guardia also pursues a graduate degree in Simmons’ Urban Education Leadership … Continue reading

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SMU’s Research Day Yields Prizes for Simmons Students

A group of Simmons graduate students presented their work during SMU’s Research Day 2015, with the following winning the Dean’s Award: Dustin Allen in Aplied Physiology and Wellness for “The Effect of Multiple Sclerosis on Carotid Baroflex Control of the … Continue reading

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HPISD Superintendent Joins Education Policy and Leadership Faculty

The Simmons School welcomes Highland Park Independent School District Superintendent Dawson Orr, Ph.D., to the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, where he will serve as clinical professor and chair beginning this fall. He retires from HPISD in August. Orr … Continue reading

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Simmons Recognizes Three Education Advocates with 2015 Luminary Awards

The Simmons School is pleased to honor President Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College; The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; and Big Brothers Big Sisters for their education advocacy impacting children and … Continue reading

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Director of Dispute Resolution Offers View of Solitary Confinement

Betty Gilmore, lecturer and director of the dispute resolution program at SMU Simmons, writes about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons in this op-ed published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Simmons Students Reflect on Education Policy in Two Op-ed Pieces

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

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Dallas Morning News Interviews Higher Ed student, Luisa del Rosal

Simmons Higher Ed graduate student, Luisa del Rosal (center), is featured in a Dallas Morning News series about young professionals from Mexico starting new ventures. Del Rosal is a program director at SMU’s Tower Center. Read article here and view … Continue reading

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Susan Holland Honored by Students as a Peruna Prof

Professor of Practice Susan Holland, who teaches for Simmons’ sport management program in Applied Physiology and Wellness, was honored by SMU students for being an inspiring and outstanding teacher. She received a surprise visit from Peruna, SMU’s mascot, and a … Continue reading

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