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Bezos Family Foundation Philanthropy to Bolster Early Childhood Education

The Bezos Family Foundation has made a $3 million commitment to establish the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Education and a $2 million commitment to establish the KinderFrogs Endowed Scholarship Program at Texas Christian University. The endowed chair will enable the TCU College of Education to support a distinguished teacher and scholar […]

TCU Community Supports Spirited Alumnus Dale Young

Dale Young has supported TCU for his whole life and Horned Frogs recently supported him in return. While concerns about the new coronavirus ramped up in Fort Worth and most residents started to quarantine at home, Young had to rush to the hospital for open heart surgery. After two weeks of slow recovery with no […]

Marla McGhee Weighs in on Learning Lapses During COVID-19

The Texas Education Agency released a tool designed to help parents prevent learning gaps while children are educated at home in the wake of COVID-19. Professor of Educational Leadership and Center for Public Education Director Marla McGhee weighed in on the topic of COVID slide on WFAA News, advising parents, students and schools to take […]

Congratulations College of Education Graduates!

Interim Dean Jan Lacina sent a video message to Class of 2020 College of Education graduates, offering her heartfelt congratulations and well wishes until they can be celebrated in August. Senior Pinning and Academic Hooding ceremonies recognizing our graduates will now take place on August 7 and TCU’s Commencement Ceremonies will take place on August […]

Student Spotlight: Melissa Garza

Melissa Garza helped bring TCU students home from Europe and completed her capstone project to earn a doctorate in higher education. Motivated by her own experience as a first-generation college student, she interviewed first-generation Latinas studying education at TCU to learn how they overcame struggles to earn their degrees. Garza earned her Bachelor of Social […]

Student Spotlight: Jordan Waters

Youth Advocacy & Educational Studies (YAES) senior Jordan Waters found a way to combine her interest in advocacy and entrepreneurship, thanks to her degree program and the Shaddock CREATE Competition. She pitched her project at the fall competition, hosted by the Neeley School of Business, receiving a grant and access to mentoring and workshops to […]

McGhee Shares Expertise on Remote Learning on WBAP Morning News

Marla McGhee, Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Public Education, spoke with WBAP Morning News on Monday, Apr. 27 to share her expertise and tips for families tackling the challenge of completing the school year at home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Apr. 17 […]

Research Festival Winners Focus on Technology

Though the 2020 College of Education Research & Pedagogy could not be held on campus due to coronavirus concerns, festival chairs Steve Przymus and Jennifer Smith moved the event to a virtual format. They shared student research posters online and announced the winners on Monday, April 20. Thank you to all students who submitted their […]

TCU Board of Trustees Grants Tenure, Faculty Promotions

During the spring meeting of the TCU Board of Trustees, the group voted on tenure, promotions and granting emeritus status to faculty members. Tenure is defined as a “permanence of position.” It’s a multi-faceted process that may take decades for professors to achieve. Requirements for tenure include, but are not limited to, procuring grants, performing […]

Graduate Q&A with Trezcher Austin-Johnson: School Leadership During Crisis

Trezcher Austin-Johnson earned her B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. Though TCU Commencement has been delayed from May to August, she will earn her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, part of Cohort VI in the TCU Principal Fellows Program. She is an Assistant Principal Intern at Wedgewood […]