Topic: Education

TEA Grant to School of Social Work Will Take Innovative Discipline Program Statewide

Feb. 10, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  School and district administrators across Texas will be offered training in Restorative Discipline, an alternative to "zero tolerance" methods, through a grant from the Texas Education Agency to the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

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Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage For Its Economic Value

Feb. 9, 2015
Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage For Its Economic Value

Every spring in Texas and across America, white, middle-class parents value bilingualism enough to line up in the early morning hours to sign up their children for a spot in next fall's dual-language kindergarten.

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What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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I'm an Engineer and I Love Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I am Not a Geek

Dec. 3, 2014
I'm an Engineer and I Love Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I am Not a Geek

The "geek" language seems to be everywhere when we talk about science, technology, engineering and math, often referred to as STEM.

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UT-University Charter School Teachers Come Together for a Day of Learning

Nov. 13, 2014
UT-University Charter School Teachers Come Together for a Day of Learning

Charter school teachers shared best practices during a day of learning on campus.

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