Educational Leadership & Policy News

David DeMatthews: Testing, funding shortfalls are failing Texas’ public schools

Jan. 5, 2019

"To move forward, state lawmakers ought to tap the $12 billion rainy day fund to provide additional funding to public education," says Associate Professor David DeMatthews in his latest op-ed on school funding in Texas.

Terrance Green: Why Texas school districts should rethink shutdowns

Dec. 18, 2018

Assistant Professor Terrance Green explains how school closures can negatively impact student academics in an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle.

To Improve Community College Transfer in Texas, Students Need Better Information

Dec. 10, 2018

Assistant Professors Huriya Jabbar and Lauren Schudde and Doctoral Student Andrea Chevalier co-author policy brief informing policymakers on the need for better information on Texas transfer policies for students.

PHEL Doctoral Student Selected as Faculty for NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute

Nov. 28, 2018

Justin Samuel has been selected to serve as a faculty for the nationally recognized NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute.

Richard Reddick: Megyn Kelly's problems began long before her 'blackface' comments. Corporate America needs to step up

Oct. 31. 2018

Richard Reddick explains why work environments must be inclusive, equitable, and diverse in an op-ed for CNN Business.

Rebecca Callahan: Immigrants and their children can save our democracy and revive our country; they always have

Oct. 30, 2018

"If American democracy is to survive, it will require the civic and political resuscitation that the children of immigrants have to offer," says Associate Professor Rebecca Callahan in an op-ed for The Hill.

Richard Reddick: Legislative changes aren't keeping pace with societal changes, and that's on voters

Sept. 27, 2018

Associate Professor Richard Reddick explains why its important for everyone to be active in the voting process and power of positive peer pressure in ensuring that those around you are registered and vote.

Huriya Jabbar: Charter schools’ ‘Uberization’ of teaching profession hurts kids too

Oct. 17, 2018

In an op-ed for The Hill, Huriya Jabbar discusses the downfall of increasing charter schools in the United States.

Joshua Childs: Suspension of Black Girls Should Raise Alarm

Oct. 5, 2018

"Schools should do a better job supporting #BlackGirlMagic and recognizing the challenges they face in today’s society," says Assistant Professor Joshua Childs in an op-ed for My San Antonio.

Courageous Leaders Wanted

Oct. 3, 2018

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is looking for courageous leaders for the new Executive Ed.D. program launching summer 2019.

David DeMatthews: Why public school funding isn't working in Texas

Sept. 27, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor David DeMatthews explains how Texas public schools are suffering due to inadequate funding

ELP’s Liliana Garces Co-Authors Article Reviewing the Office of Civil Rights’ Role in Education

Sept. 19, 2018

Liliana Garces examines the critical role of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' in addressing educational inequities.

Educational Leadership and Policy Alumna Promoted to UTSA International Program’s Executive Director

Sept. 13, 2018

After graduating with her Ph.D. from the Program in Higher Educational Leadership, ELP alumna Gigi Do '16 has been named the executive director of UTSA's Office of International Programs.

Educational Leadership and Policy New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is joined by David DeMatthews and Sylvia Reyna. Rebecca Callahan has moved from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to the Department of Educational

Liliana Garces: Don't lose race-conscious policies

Aug. 17, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor Liliana Garces discuses how the decision to rescind affirmative action policies will impact higher education