General News & Announcements

Scott Baker Presents Webinar on New ELL Practice Guide

Scott Baker, executive director of Simmons’ Center on Research and Evaluation, chaired an Institute of Education Sciences panel to create a new practice guide for teaching and supporting English learners. The result of the panel’s work will be discussed in … Continue reading

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Birdie Barr Receives SMU’s Prestigious “M” Award

Marilyn “Birdie” Barr, senior lecturer and associate director of Wellness, was awarded SMU’s “M” Award, the highest recognition that can be bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators. The recipients are recognized for their continuous efforts of service at the … Continue reading

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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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Teaching Anatomy Classes with Technology.

Megan Murphy, clinical assistant professor in Applied Physiology, is featured in SMU’s Browsing Forward, a central libraries publication. In it, she explains how Fondren Library’s Touch Learning Center assists her students through technological methods to learn anatomy. Read story 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 Nonlinear Growth With … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor Berebitsky Publishes in Teachers College Record

In the recent issue of Teachers College Record, Assistant Professor Dan Berebitsky contributed the lead article, “An Examination of Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Support for Change and Teachers’ Collaboration and Communication around Literacy Instruction in Reading First Schools.” His study … Continue reading

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Scott Davis’ Research Highlighted During MS Awareness Week

Assistant Professor Scott Davis, director of the Applied Physiology Lab in Simmons, researches thermoregulation and blood pressure control in multiple sclerosis patients. His work is acknowledged during MS Awareness Week, a national awareness campaign. Read more.

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Betty Gilmore Writes About Death Row In Upcoming Book

Betty Gilmore, director of SMU Simmons’ Dispute Resolution program, is featured in the Daily Campus about her upcoming book, The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Solitary Confinement and Death Row in Texas Prison. Read more here.

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Dean Chard Elected Chair of National Board for Education Sciences

David J. Chard, dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, was elected by fellow board members as chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences, effective immediately. The U.S. Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of … Continue reading

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Research in Mathematics Education Takes Lead in MSTAR Diagnostics

The Middle School Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) Diagnostic Assessments were released state-wide in January 2014 by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is part of the larger Texas Algebra Ready (TXAR) initiative. Under the direction of Associate Professor … Continue reading

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