Topic: Education

The Ways We Teach Black History Need Improvement

Feb. 8, 2016
Black History Month

When the telling or teaching of African Americans’ history begins with slavery, it ignores their humanity now, just as their humanity was denied in the past.

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Mixing Ages in Head Start Stunts Academic Progress

Nov. 10, 2015
Preschool Children

Four-year-olds in the nation’s largest preschool program fare worse with 3-year-olds in their classrooms, according to new research that shows a common practice in most Head Start programs may stunt children’s learning.

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Texas’ $37M Physical Education Program Didn't Reduce Obesity

Aug. 24, 2015

A new article by researchers at UT Austin reports that Texas Fitness Now, Texas’ $37 million physical education program, had no effect on children’s weight.

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Texas Needs More Diversity in STEM, and This is How to Do It

Aug. 24, 2015

It’s back to school time, and this year as in some years past, there has been an increased emphasis to include more women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. But if we truly want to get more women and underrepresented minorities into STEM fields, we need to do more. And not just about funding. We have to do more to build the Texas STEM pipeline.

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Halliburton Partners With McCombs School to Teach Business

Aug. 6, 2015
Halliburton hard hat

Halliburton has donated $1 million to renew support of the Texas Business Foundations Summer Institute at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. The grant will fund the Summer Institute through 2020. 

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