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Leading Educational Research Centers Respond to White House Report on Boys and Young Men of Color
Two University of Texas at Austin College of Education research groups have been included in a response to a task force report on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a project established by President Obama.

Eight New Schools to Join the Middle School Matters Institute
The George W. Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center announced the selection of eight new schools to participate in the second year of Middle School Matters Institute.

Department of Special Education assistant professor honored with Greater Texas Foundation Faculty fellowship
Hot on the heels of being named a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education (NAEd), Sarah Powell has scooped up another honor. The first-year assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education was one of four Texas university faculty selected as a Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow.

Department of Special Education assistant professor honored with Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sarah Powell, a first-year assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, has been named a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education (NAEd). Powell was among 25 honorees chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants.

Riegle-Crumb Gets Grant to Study Inequalities in STEM Education
Math and science education expert Catherine Riegle-Crumb has received a National Science Foundation grant to take an unprecedented look at gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

Cokley Named Director of UT’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis
Kevin Cokley, a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, has been named the new director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA). He replaces King Davis, who has been director for the past three years.

Collaboration, Communication Help Texas Literacy Initiative Boost Student Literacy Across Austin ISD
In a recent survey, Austin Independent School District teachers, reading coaches, and administrators reported that the Texas Literacy Initiative has significantly improved student literacy.

Lambdin Named New President of SHAPE
Noted physical education expert and clinical professor Dolly Lambdin recently was elected president of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), a 20,000-member national organization that promotes research and best practices in health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.

Urrieta Honored By White House as a Champion of Change
Education professor Luis Urrieta, Jr., was among 10 community leaders nationwide to receive a Champions of Change honor from the White House for embodying the spirit of César Chávez ’s legacy. The event was held on March 31, Chávez ’s birthday.

Report Highlights Importance of More Fully Engaging Part-Time Faculty at Community Colleges
Despite the fact that, compared to full-time faculty, community college part-time faculty have less teaching experience, hold fewer advanced degrees, and are not on a tenure track, they are most often assigned to teach students who require more help, says a new University of Texas at Austin report.

Last updated on May 20, 2014