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Read Houston Chronicle article on Texas Gov. Perry’s relationship with his UT regent appointees. Professor Michael McLendon, a faculty member in Education Policy and Leadership, gives context to this story. Read here.
Dean David Chard, in an article published in Education Next, argues his case for innovation and ongoing evaluation of teacher preparation to make a significant difference in education. Read article here.
Sarah Feurebacher, director of the Center on Family Counseling in Simmons, comments on how much is too much to share. Read article here.
Associate Dean and Professor Michael McLendon comments on Texas A&M’s audit for cost efficiencies in the Bryan-College Station newspaper, The Eagle. McLendon’s scholarship focuses on governance, finance and public policy in higher education. Read article here.
In June 2013 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are traveling to Livingstone, Zambia, where they will work alongside local Zambians, U.S. embassy officials and George W. Bush Institute staff to renovate a clinic that when completed, will … Continue reading
Dean Chard comments on The National Council on Teacher Quality’s first national report reviewing schools of education. The blog exchange is with DMN editorial writer, Bill McKenzie. Read more.
Associate Professor Michael Harris, director of Simmons’ higher education program, weighs in on the Supreme Court decision regarding UT’s admissions policies using race as a factor. To read the Dallas Morning News article, click here.
The National Council on Teacher Quality reviewed 2,420 traditional teacher preparation programs in the country, including SMU Simmons’ undergraduate programs. We believe NCTQ’s mission to examine and review teacher preparation in education schools is one important step in understanding teacher … Continue reading
Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to carry out a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports. Peter Weyand, associate professor of applied physiology and … Continue reading
Eric Bing, Simmons faculty member and a senior fellow and director of global health initiatives at the Bush Institute wrote an op-ed for Forbes about the accessibility of health care. Read the article here. Bing just co-authored Pharmacy on a … Continue reading