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Practices To Boost Community College Student Completion Rates Identified in Report
A new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) reveals a positive relationship between community colleges’ implementation of several “high impact” practices — like offering supplemental instruction and creating learning communities — and students’ completion of developmental courses and persistence from semester to semester.

Economics of Bilingualism
Up to now, the argument for more and better bilingual instruction has been fueled by a largely emotional appeal: helping all children succeed is simply the right thing to do.

Good Behavior Game Proven Effective
According to a new statistical analysis led by Department of Special Education Assistant Professor Andrea Flower and published in the Review of Educational Research, the classroom-management program known as the Good Behavior Game (GBG) is measurably effective in reducing challenging classroom behaviors like aggression, talking out of turn, and straying from the task at hand.

Boosting Emotional Intelligence With a Mobile Application
College of Education faculty Ricardo Ainslie and Chris Brownson have received a Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT) award to develop a mobile application that will boost students' emotional intelligence.

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD, Awarded $100,000 Grant to Study Bullying
Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD, a University of Texas at Austin Assistant Professor in the College of Education, has received a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study the effectiveness of current bullying assessments and to examine socialization practices for African-American students.

Board of Regents Honors College of Education Faculty for Teaching Excellence
College of Education professors Kevin Cokley and Jo Worthy were among 27 UT Austin faculty to receive the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas System’s highest teaching honor.

Middle School Matters Conference Focuses on Research-Based Practices
The Middle School Matters Institute, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin (MCPER), held its annual summer conference June 17-19.

College Hosts First National Data Visualization Summit for Education
The College of Education’s Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) and UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) recently hosted the first-ever education-focused national summit on big data and data visualization.

Petrosino’s Former Doctoral Students Win Top Education Fellowship
Two of science education specialist Anthony Petrosino’s recent doctoral students – Vanessa Svihla and Candace Walkington – have been awarded National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships. The NAEd Spencer Fellowship is one of the highest honors given to graduates who recently obtained a Ph.D. in education, and it’s designed to promote scholarship that improves the field of education.

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.

Last updated on May 20, 2014