Educational Leadership & Policy News

David DeMatthews Nominated for a 2022 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award

March 20, 2023

David DeMatthews nominated for a 2022 Hamilton Book Award for his latest publication offering resources for maximizing the relevance of research on policy for school improvement.

Texas Education Mourns the Passing of Associate Professor Patricia Somers

March 14, 2023

Dr. Somers was a devoted colleague, a caring educator and a mentor who helped our higher education program rise to national prominence.

Declining Enrollment, Budget Deficit Could Mean Pflugerville ISD School Closure

Feb. 17, 2023

Associate Professor Dave DeMatthews weighs in on the implications and effects of short-term solutions.

The Critical Role Public Policy Plays in Creating Educational Opportunity: Associate Professor Stella Flores Offers Insights

Feb. 6, 2023

In a newly published white paper, Dr. Flores calls to re-focus equity efforts on opportunity structures to improve college success in underserved populations.

Education in Rural Texas

Jan. 29, 2023

Associate Professor Sarah Woulfin discusses resource disparities between urban and rural schools.

Extra Tutoring Has Helped Get Forth Worth Students Back on Track. Will the Money Run Out?

Jan. 25, 2023

Professor of education leadership and policy, Sarah Woulfin weighs in on options for Texas school districts struggling to recruit enough tutors.

Is the Push for Career Education in Schools Prioritizing Business Over Students?

Jan. 12, 2023

USA Today talks to ELP faculty member about the data behind career-based certification programs in high schools.

Faculty Members Stella Flores, Denisa Gándara and Angela Valenzuela Ranked as Influencers in Educational Practice and Policy

Jan. 5, 2023

Congratulations to Department of Educational Leadership and Policy faculty members Stella Flores, Denisa Gándara and Angela Valenzuela for being named to the 2023 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking list.

Prestigious Center for Race and Democracy Fellowship Awarded to Educational Leadership and Policy Ph.D. Students

Dec. 14, 2022

Elizabeth Aritonang and Armando Lizarraga will work alongside LBJ School Faculty Mentors to conduct critical policy research around race, democracy and social justice.

Q&A with Dr. Sarah Woulfin: Connecting the Dots Between Education Policy and Equitable Instruction

Dec. 6, 2022

UT faculty form the Texas Education Leadership Project to tackle key issues facing the current teacher-to-principal-to-superintendent pipeline.

Q&A with Dr. DeMatthews: A New Project Highlights Critical Issues Facing Education Leaders Across Texas

Nov. 4, 2022

UT faculty form the Texas Education Leadership Project to tackle key issues facing the current teacher-to-principal-to-superintendent pipeline.

Five Seats on the Austin ISD School Board Are Up for Election

Nov. 2, 2022

Associate Professor David DeMatthews talks with KUT about the impact school boards can have on their communities.

What College Admissions Would Look Like If Affirmative Action is Reversed

Nov. 1, 2022

Faculty Member Stella Flores spoke with NPR about the use of affirmative action in the college admissions process.

Faculty Member Denisa Gándara Appointed by President Biden to the National Board for Education Sciences

Nov. 1, 2022

The College of Education congratulates Denisa Gándara, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, on her appointment by President Biden to the National Board for Education Sciences.