General News & Announcements

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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Simmons Faculty Highlights Math in Everyday Life

Three Simmons professors from the Department of Teaching and Learning participated in the launch of  walkSTEM, a program conducted in the Dallas Arts District during the Pi Day Math Festival on March 14. Drs. Dara Rossi, Candace Walkington, and Annie … Continue reading

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Stephanie Al Otaiba Recognized With Distinguished Researcher Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Al Otaiba, Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair in Teaching and Learning, who is the recipient of the 2017 American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award in Special Education Research . AERA is a flagship research body … Continue reading

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Researchers in Locomotor Performance Lab Develop New Equation for Predicting Running Speed

In the recent Journal of Experimental Biology,  Simmons researchers from the Locomotor Performance Lab, present a new equation to better predict a runner’s speed. Their findings have immediate application for running performance, injury prevention, rehab and the individualized design of … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Social-Emotional Learning

Annie Wright, director of evaluation for the Center on Research and Evaluation in Simmons, talks about the importance of social-emotional learning in schools and the difficulties in evaluating the outcomes in this Advocate article. In partnership with Big Thought, the … Continue reading

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Two from Simmons Receive Fulbright Fellowships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has announced two Simmons candidates will receive fellowships from its highly competitive application pool. Congratulations go to Kristen Biedermann ’16, who earned a Master’s degree in Simmons, and gains an English teaching assistantship in Colombia. … Continue reading

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Three Simmons Faculty Awarded Sam Taylor Fellowships

 Caitlin Anderson (Wellness), Sherril English and Diego Román (Teaching and Learning), join 18 other SMU faculty members who have been awarded Sam Taylor Fellowships. The fellowships support research and award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related … Continue reading

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