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Teachers Think White Females Lag Behind in Math, University of Texas at Austin Study Finds

High school math teachers tend to rate white female students’ math abilities lower than those of their white male peers, even when their grades and test scores are comparable, according to a University of Texas at Austin study.

Innovative Teacher Preparation Program to be Discussed

Event: “Forging a National Grow-Your-Own Latino/a Teacher Preparation Pipeline: How Strengthening the Teaching Professional Can Improve Student Learning” will be a discussion about building community-based, university-connected teacher education pipelines. When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: George I. Sánchez Building, Cissy Parker McDaniel Deans’ Conference Room (SZB 238), The University of Texas at Austin campus. …   » Continue Reading

Dr. Beth Maloch to Receive Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

Dr. Beth Maloch, an associate professor in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Fellow of the Charles H. Spence Centennial Associate Professorship in Education, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Faculty Members Named to Prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Seven faculty members have been named to the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin, Steven W. Leslie, executive vice president and provost, has announced.

Empowerment Through Collaboration Is Focus of May 10 Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association Leadership Symposium

The passion that stirs people to become better leaders will be explored during the 2011 Leadership Symposium presented by the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association (HF/SA) at The University of Texas at Austin on May 10.

Education Professors Invent Soccer Game to Spark Students’ Interest in Engineering, Computer Science

An interactive, computer soccer game designed to spur middle and high school students' interest in computer science and engineering and teach basic computer programming skills has been developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Free Lecture: Over-representation of Children in Special Education

Parents and teachers interested in special education issues are invited to the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Scholarship in Action lecture on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Community Engagement Center in east Austin.

Writing teachers find their inner author with help of College of Education program

Writing teachers find their inner author with help of College of Education program

There's always been the notion — the myth — that writers write either from divine inspiration or from inborn talent that's as rare as World Series titles for the Chicago Cubs. And literary titans have done their share to make us believe writing's not, and probably shouldn't be, an egalitarian enterprise. Randy Bomer, director of…   » Continue Reading

UT Elementary School Receives “Exemplary” Rating from Texas Education Agency

The University of Texas Elementary School enters its seventh year of operation under the title of "Exemplary," based on its spring 2009 scores on the Texas Academic Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. UT Elementary joins Austin ISD's Blanton and Ortega elementary schools as the only east Austin schools with this rating.

Researchers Examine Back-to-School Issues

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to address issues ranging from college binge drinking behavior to social anxiety to classroom bullying.