TCU Developing Hispanic Studies Curriculum for FWISD

By Diane Smith for Fort Worth Star-Telegram As Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations neared, the Fort Worth school district hired a team from Texas Christian University’s newly established Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department, or CRES, to develop kindergarten through grade 12 overlay lessons that will add Latino/Latina history and culture into the core curriculum. The estimated […]

Rhone Named a Jackson Scholar

The University Council for Educational Administration selected Education Leadership doctoral student Ron Rhone as a 2018-2020 Jackson Scholar. The program, named for leader and scholar Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, provides networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities for graduate students of color and focuses on issues of equity and social justice in educational leadership. “Being selected […]

Alexander Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Curby Alexander, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, and Dr. Liran Ma, Associate Professor of Computer Science, were awarded a three-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure awarded the professors the grant for their project, Enhancing Mobile Security Education by Creating Eureka Experiences. Alexander and Ma will use the […]

Montessori School of Fort Worth Helps Students

By Lisa Martin for TCU Magazine Photo by Carolyn Cruz As the school in southwest Fort Worth prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, generations of former students, their parents and even some grandparents are poised to celebrate its effect on their lives and the community, including strong ties to TCU. In 1968, Joy Sheffield ’61 […]

McGhee Talks New School Grades

Center for Public Education Director Dr. Marla McGhee talked to WFAA’s Monica Hernandez about Texas’ complex new district grading system. The Texas Education Agency released the new A-F grades on Wednesday.

KinderFrogs Recognized Nationally

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) presented the KinderFrogs School at TCU with the 2018 Education award during the organization’s Annual Convention in Dallas. The KinderFrogs School has served children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays since 2000. “The KinderFrogs School at TCU has provided children with Down syndrome a foundation for success as […]

Inaugural graduates of TCU Teach shed light on the master’s program

By Shelley Hulme for TCU This Week In May, the College of Education graduated its first cohort of TCU Teach, a program offering new college graduates and working professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and teaching certificate in less than one year. The 30-hour program includes on-campus classes at TCU and student teaching placement […]

TCU TRIO students win national video competition

By Shelley Hulme for TCU This Week A five-person team of TCU TRIO students has been named the winner of the National TRIO Organization’s video contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of Student Support Services in higher education institutions. The students’ video, Pursuit of HappineSSS, addressed the importance of Student Support Services programs and how TCU’s […]

Przymus Lectures and Researches in Mexico

Dr. Steve Przymus spent 18 days in Guanajuato, Mexico to lecture and conduct research. He gave two lectures at the Universidad de Guanajuato on translanguaging in the assessment and instruction of emergent bilinguals, focusing on how this facilitates the accurate placement, assessment, and instruction of emergent bilinguals with disabilities. “In the Mexican context, this is […]

North Texas School Districts Compete for Teaching Talent

By Ben Russell for NBC DFW The start of the 2018-2019 school year in Texas is a still a little less than two months away, but this is crunch time for the state’s teachers. Many of them are free agents, who can leave their school district for greener pastures if a different district offers them a better […]