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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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Applied Physiology’s Davis and Allen Discuss MS Research in Podcast

Scott Davis, associate professor in Applied Physiology and Wellness, and doctoral candidate Dustin Allen are featured in the Journal of Neurophysiology’s June podcast. They speak to Editor-in-Chief Bill Yates and  Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute’s Matthew Mueller about … Continue reading

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Adding An Advantage To Social and Emotional Learning

Annie Wright, director of evaluation for Simmons’ Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE), contributed a blog piece for Teachstone on how social-emotional learning can integrate with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Read here. CORE conducts evaluations that are broadly related … Continue reading

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STEM Academy for Middle-School Science Teachers Launches

Eighteen science teachers from six DISD middle schools are shooting off rockets, kayaking the Trinity River and collecting data on animals at the Dallas Zoo this summer as part of the new STEM Academy directed by Professor Leanne Ketterlin-Geller in … Continue reading

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Mentoring Students Changes Lives

Eric Bing, professor of global health in Applied Physiology and Wellness, has an impact on his students inside and outside of his classroom. His work with students can be seen through his one-on-one mentoring and the teaching he does in … 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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New Book Features Work by Denisa Gándara

Denisa Gándara, assistant professor in Education Policy and Leadership, co-authored the recently released Outcomes Based Funding and Race in Higher Education Can Equity be Bought? Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the book examines how Performance or Outcomes Based Funding (POBF) policies … Continue reading

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Texas Tribune Conducts Q&A with Candace Walkington about Teaching Math

The Texas Tribune interviewed Assistant Professor Candace Walkington in Teaching and Learning about her research looking at engaging ways to teach math in grades 6-10. She notes that during these grades students find it difficult to get motivated to learn … Continue reading

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Study Co-authored by Baker Says Pre-college Factors Impact College Graduation Rates for Nonwhites

Dominique Baker, assistant professor in Education Policy and Leadership, co-authored a new study in The Journal of Higher Education that looks at the gap of college graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students compared to white peers. Researchers Stella Flores … Continue reading

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Congratulations to 2017 Luminary Award Recipients

The Simmons School honored Jubilee Park and Community  Center, The Meadows Foundation, and Teaching Tolerance, a project of The Southern Poverty Law Center  as catalysts for change in education during its annual Luminary Award dinner on March 29. Jubilee Park … Continue reading

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