Topic: Education

Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015
Texting

Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at UT Austin.

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Tools that Schools Need to Battle Mental Illness in Kids

May 7, 2015
Parents and Teachers Talking

This week, May 3-9, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and every day, about 20 percent of students entering classrooms across the nation are struggling with mental health challenges. We must give schools more tools to battle mental illness in children.

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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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