McGhee Named CPE Director

Associate Professor Marla McGhee is the new director of the Center for Public Education, housed in the TCU College of Education. She said she will strive to sustain the good work of previous director Dr. Fran Huckaby and associated faculty and students. In February, CPE partnered with TCU’s Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program to […]

Sixth-Grader Wins Regional Spelling Bee

Photo: Amy Peterson Girls dominated the last rounds of the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at TCU on Wednesday, March 1. It was sixth-grader Hephzibah Sujoe who won first place in round 16, correctly spelling “tenebrism” – defined fittingly as a type of painting sometimes called dramatic illumination. Sujoe will advance to the national competition in […]

Faggella-Luby Elected VP of International Organization

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Faggella-Luby, elected Vice President of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD). He will continue to serve as Secretary until his new role begins in July 2018, then moving to President Elect. The DLD is a special interest division in the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an international organization of special educators. […]

8 Steps to Improving Education

Kim Schildkamp, an associate professor at University of Twente in The Netherlands, is helping European schools translate data into educational improvement. TCU Assistant Professor Jo Beth Jimerson is piloting the program in the United States, with the help of a grant from the Spencer Foundation. Jimerson, a former teacher and principal, says schools sometimes have […]

Andrews Institute Funds Trinity Turtle Survey

From the Tarrant Regional Water District Blog For Paschal High School teacher Andrew Brinker, turtles are not just a life-long fascination but somewhat of an under-explored topic in our local environment. Brinker has drawn from his academic and professional experience to launch the Trinity River Turtle Study; a three-year project backed by Texas Christian University’s […]

Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies Major Comes to Campus

By Michelle Ross for TCU 360 Choosing a major is something all students go through at one point in college. At TCU, there are over 100 undergraduate majors for students to study. However, junior Michelle Nguyen said she still struggled to find a major that she was passionate about. “I’m a person that is interested […]

Six Alumni Named Teaching Excellence Chairs

The Fort Worth Independent School District’s Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence program recognizes outstanding classroom teachers in a public secondary school setting. This year, six TCU graduates are chairs for 2017-18 and will each receive a $5,000 honorarium. The selection process to become an academic chair includes an extensive application, recommendations from peers and administrators, […]

Bridging Scientific Expertise with K-12 Education

By Andrea Stafford for TCU’s College of Science & Engineering newsletter At TCU, science and education reside in different colleges, yet a unique connection allows the two units to work together and to complement one other. The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education provides competitive grant funding for science and engineering faculty in an […]

The Business of Philanthropy

Janet and Hugh Thompson III ‘68 have spent their careers in business, and much of their philanthropic gifts in education. Hugh received a BBA in Accounting from TCU and worked at Coca-Cola for 27 years. For nearly 20 years he was president of Cutrale Citrus Juices, the largest orange juice processor in the United States. […]

Tenure Granted for Switzer

By Shelley Hulme, TCU This Week At last week’s meeting, TCU’s Board of Trustees approved the promotion to associate professor and tenure for Dr. Matt Switzer in the College of Education. Switzer, who specializes in preservice mathematics teacher education and improving learning opportunities for students who struggle in school mathematics, earned a bachelor’s degree from […]


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