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Prestigious Harrington Fellowship Goes to KHE Doctoral Student
Natalie Poulos, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education’s Health Behavior and Health Education program, was among 15 graduate students awarded a Harrington Fellowship earlier this month.

Saenz At U.S. Capitol Discussing Education, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
College of Education associate professor Victor Saenz, who is founder and executive director of Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, recently was in Washington, D.C. to discuss education issues and represent UT Austin at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Two Faculty Honored With College’s Top Teaching Award
The highest teaching honor bestowed by UT Austin’s College of Education has been awarded to Jo Worthy, a professor of language and literacy, and Tasha Beretvas, associate dean for research and graduate studies.

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.

Last updated on May 20, 2014