2009 News Articles (click title for full article)

TCEP Receives $300,000 Ford Foundation Grant to Address Latino/a Education Issues
The Ford Foundation has awarded the Texas Center for Education Policy $300,000 for the 15-month planning phase of the Teacher Education Institute initiative to be conducted by the National Latino Education Research Agenda Project.

Health and Wellness: Living with Diabetes
According to a recent study by Dr. Mary Steinhardt, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, type 2 diabetes is becoming the most prevalent health problem in the U.S., affecting more than 20.8 million people at an estimated cost of $132 billion annually.

College Senior Colt McCoy Secures Maxwell, O\'Brien Awards
Longhorn quarterback and College of Education sports management major Colt McCoy has been named winner of the 2009 Maxwell Award, honoring the national collegiate player of the year, and the Davey O\'Brien Award, honoring the nation\'s top quarterback.

Summit Develops Shared Vision of New Model for Teacher Education
The LTC's invitational summit "Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners" brought together 100 policymakers in education to make recommendations on improving teacher education to meet the challenges of the future.

Generous College Supporters John and Libba Massey Honored by Texas Exes in Dallas
The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Exes Dallas Chapter honored longtime college of Education supporters John H. and Elizabeth "Libba" Massey at the chapter's annual scholarship dinner on Nov. 19 at the Union Station Ballroom in Dallas. The Masseys have supported The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education and Texas Exes in countless ways over the years.

No Autographs, Please: Building Top Medical Skills is Name of the Game for Athletic Training Students
If you're trying to get into The University of Texas at Austin's athletic training program so you can chat up Colt McCoy or lounge by the pool with NFL players... don't even bother. Probably seems crazy to some, but students in the program don't choose it because they get to go to Bowl games, travel with Longhorns sports teams and intern with the NFL and NBA. The star struck and celebrity-smitten get weeded out quickly and what's left is a small, first-class group with almost monastic self-discipline, high academic achievement and a marathoner's endurance.

Teacher Career Fair Attendees Find Schools Have Many Mid-Year Openings
The College of Education?s Education Career Services office presents two teacher career fairs each year, one in the fall and another in the spring, and they are among the most well-attended in the state. Unlike most other university teacher career fairs, The University of Texas at Austin opens theirs to anyone who is interested in pre-K-12 employment.

Making Connections: Dimensions of Community College Student Engagement
A national report released Nov. 16 highlights key findings from the 2009 cohort of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. The report offers data about the quality of community college students' educational experiences and describes how institutions across the country are making connections with students online, in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.

$1 Million from Pearson Foundation Creates Applied Psychometric Research Center
The Pearson Foundation has announced the creation of a $1 million endowment and long-term partnership with The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education to create the Pearson Center for Applied Psychometric Research, an endowed professorship and an endowed faculty fellowship.

Choosing Success is Fun: Kinesiology and Health Education Camp Gets Children Fit for Life
What's the best way to create healthy, fit adults? Educate them on nutrition and physical fitness when they're children. With that goal in mind, the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education presents summer camps - aptly called SUCCESS camps - to introduce children to health facts in a fun, game-filled, non-threatening setting.

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