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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 […]

Pryzmus 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 […]

Hartweg Named Science Center Director

Dr. Beau Hartweg has been named director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. He began his duties last Monday. As TJC science center director, Hartweg is responsible for creating science-related programming including dome shows, exhibits and events; working closely with area schools to coordinate field trips; developing grant […]

Lacina Selected as Literacy Ambassador

Jan Lacina has been selected as the U.S. ambassador for the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA). Lacina will be one of eight ambassadors serving three-year terms and tasked with supporting the organization’s mission to advance literacy education. Lacina applied for the appointment as part of a goal to make The Reading Teacher more globally focused […]

Much is Given; Much is Expected

The Andrea-Mennen family gave $500,000 in philanthropic gifts to the College of Education in 2017 to support special education students, programs, faculty as well as students who need financial assistance to teach and travel abroad. They created the Andrea Mennen Family Endowed Fund, the Andrea Mennen Family Endowed Fellowship for the Alice Neeley Special Education […]

Cultivating a College Culture

College decision days are part of a growing trend to encourage U.S. high school students toward postsecondary plans. The National Decision Day is May 1 and TCU’s College Advising Corps (CAC) advisers help plan decision days for many of their partnering schools. These events celebrate seniors’ hard work in their academics and applying for postsecondary […]

Wehlburg Accepts Position at Marymount

Dr. Catherine Wehlburg will leave her position as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness after 16 years at TCU. She has accepted a new position as Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, beginning July 25. “While we will miss Dr. Wehlburg on our campus, we are excited […]