TCU staff to be honored on World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas will honor Libby Middleton and Marilyn Tolbert for their ongoing dedication to and support for individuals with Down syndrome as part of a celebration for World Down Syndrome Day March 21. Middleton and Tolbert are longtime staff members at KinderFrogs School at TCU, an early-intervention educational program for […]

TCU College of Education Rises 25 Spots in U.S. News Rankings of Best Education Graduate Schools

TCU ranks in the nation’s top graduate schools of education, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The College of Education climbed 25 places for the 2020 report, which was ranked by expert opinions and factors like quality of students, faculty and research. Committed to preparing leaders for diverse educational settings, the College’s graduates lead […]

TCU Named Finalist for Teacher Education Award

The Association of Teacher Educators has named the College of Education’s Early Childhood Education program as one of three finalists for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. The award is designed to recognize teacher education programs that exemplify collaboration between higher education institutions and other education agencies that have direct involvement in the preparation […]

Center for Public Education Hosts Aspiring Educators

The Center for Public Education and College of Education hosted more than 80 aspiring educators and teachers from Dunbar and Western Hills high schools on TCU’s campus on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Dean Mary Martin Patton spoke to the group, announcing that TCU would waive application fees for any seniors from the group applying to TCU. […]

Crowley ISD Students Selected to Attend Michelle Obama Book Tour

By Staff Some North Texas high school students have been chosen for a chance to see Michelle Obama when she comes to North Texas next month. The seniors from Crowley ISD took college entrance exams, filled out college applications and completed student loan paperwork. Now, the former first lady is celebrating their efforts by […]

Starpoint School Honors Veterans

Starpoint School students honored veterans with a ceremony held for the first time this year at the school on Friday, November 9. What started with a collaboration between Michelle Bauml,  A.J. and Edna Pickett Endowment for the Clotilda Winter Professor of Education, and Lisa May, first year instructor at Starpoint, grew into a school-wide celebration […]

Crowley ISD Highlights College Advising Corps

TCU College Advising Corps advisers serve more than 40,000 high school students in 24 schools and seven districts, including Crowley ISD. The district featured the program in its fall newsletter in an article and video. CAC Advisers are placed in full-time positions in area underserved high schools to foster a college culture, meeting with seniors, […]

Psychology Study Features KinderFrogs Art

Ellen Winner and researchers at the Arts and Mind Lab at Boston College designed experiments to answer the question of whether most people could discern abstract paintings from art by children and animals. The study and Winner’s Wall Street Journal essay on the findings feature a painting by a former KinderFrogs school student, Jack Pezanosky, […]

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 […]