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University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children’s mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.   Children's Mental and Emotional Health KEVIN STARK Professor, Department of Educational Psychology…   » Continue Reading

Educators from Texas Schools to Learn How LUCHA Program Improves Graduation Rates for Students

Educators from 17 school districts from throughout Texas will travel to The University of Texas at Austin Tuesday, May 11, to learn how to improve graduation and dropout rates for their Spanish-speaking English language learners through a program that helps them transition more successfully into public schools. The educators will participate in a 9:30 a.m.…   » Continue Reading

Lecture and Symposium Focus on the State of English Language Learners in Texas

Event: The State of English Language Education Learners in Texas Texas Center for Education Policy Distinguished Lecture and Symposium When: 1-5 p.m., Friday, May 15 Where: Texas Union Ballroom, The University of Texas at Austin Background: Symposium presenters include Dr. Rebecca Callahan, assistant professor, University of Georgia, Athens; Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, assistant professor, The…   » Continue Reading

Bias against languages other than English hurts students, says scholar

Bias against languages other than English hurts students, says scholar

Say What?: "When students who have limited English language proficiency fall behind in school or score poorly on important tests, teachers may assume they have learning disabilities," says Dr. Alba Ortiz, professor of special education in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education.

Prestigious Award Winners Honored by The University of Texas at Austin

The Tower of The University of Texas at Austin glowed bright orange Tuesday, Jan. 27, honoring the 2008 recipients of some of the most prestigious awards given by the university.

Dr. Alba Ortiz Selected to Receive Prestigious 2008 Civitatis Award

Dr. Alba Ortiz, a nationally recognized scholar whose work focuses on the education of bilingual students with special needs, has been selected to receive the 2008 Civitatis Award from The University of Texas at Austin.