Educational Leadership & Policy News

Richard Reddick: The 'opportunity hoarding' behind the college admissions scandal

March 18, 2019

Associate Professor Rich Reddick explains that, "this kind of behavior exacerbates inequality by denying opportunities for low-income students to access these networks" in an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle.

David DeMatthews: More school days? Not unless we address these areas first

Feb. 26, 2019

In a recent op-ed, David DeMatthews explains that although extending the school year may provide a degree of benefits, it means the state will have fewer resources to address other long-standing school finance issues.

Tracie Lowe: Including foster care and homeless students in higher education

Feb. 13, 2019

Educational Leadership and Policy alumna Tracie Lowe, Ph.D. '18 explains why Texas higher education institutions need be inclusive of homeless and foster care students.

Jennifer Jellison Holme: Getting to the root of our public education crisis

Feb. 8, 2019

Associate Professor Jennifer Holme explains that "It’s time to break free from narrow solutions with little evidence of success...and toward cross-sector solutions," in an op-ed for Democrat and Chronicle.

Richard Reddick: When Men Shy Away from Mentoring Women

Feb. 7, 2019

Associate Professor Richard Reddick discusses why cross-gender mentoring is important for the future of women in the workplace.

ELP Graduate Student Creates Online Database for Higher Education Researchers

Feb. 1, 2019

PHEL doctoral student ZW Taylor has created an online database that automatically removes dead or broken links as a tool for researchers.

ELP Student Wins TACHE Higher Education Graduate Fellowship Award

Jan. 29, 2019

Congratulations to Jorge Burmicky on receiving a $2,000 fellowship award from the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.

Richard Reddick: In Defense of Diversity Statements

Jan. 11, 2019

Associate Professor Richard Reddick defends the inclusion of diversity statements in hiring, promotion, and review materials for university faculty.

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.