Educational Leadership & Policy News

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

EPP Doctoral Student Awarded Ginny Looney Servant Leader Award

Sept. 27, 2018

Educational Policy and Planning doctoral student Chloe Latham Sikes was awarded the Ginny Looney Servant Leader Award.

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 Faculty Contribute to Amicus Brief in Harvard Admissions Case

Sept. 11, 2018

Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy have signed an amicus brief co-written by Associate Professor Liliana Garces supporting Harvard University's admissions process.

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

Jabbar Part of $10 Million Grant to Fund New School Choice Research Center

A team including Educational Policy and Planning Assistant Professor Huriya Jabbar has secured a $10 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Joshua Childs Discusses the Benefits and Drawbacks of Charter Schools in Texas

July 1, 2018

Joshua Childs, assistant professor of educational policy and planning, and a panel of experts explain charter schools' effect on education throughout the state on Texas Public Radio.

David DeMatthews: Now Is the Time for Superintendents to Get Political

June 22, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor David DeMatthews discusses superintendent's responsibility to advocate for children in today's political climate.

ELP Associate Professor and Students Participate in Summer Lecture Series in Brazil

June 11, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy students and Associate Professor Patricia Somers will present a series of lectures this summer in Brazil on racism, sexism and able-ism on educational outcomes.

Commentary: From Starbucks to 'Roseanne,' demand more accountability

May 31, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor Richard Reddick offers commentary on holding corporations and non-profits to a higher standard.

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor Garces Named one of Eight TIAA Institute Fellows

May 24, 2018

According to the institute, the scholars were selected based on recommendations from current TIAA Institute fellows, demographics, and an evaluation of their research and professional activities.

Richard Reddick Offers Interpretation of This is America Video on BBC Radio 4

May 13, 2018

Richard Reddick is interviewed to discuss the symbolism present in Childish Gambino's This is America video and how it relates to black culture.

Richard Reddick: Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

May 11, 2018

Reddick explains how recent events at Yale University and Colorado State University show how implicit bias is a form of racism that can have devastating results

Two Educational Leadership and Policy Professors Awarded 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships

May 2, 2018

The highly competitive award enables early career scholars to work in critical areas of education research. The fellowship award of $70,000 is intended to assist with the fellow’s salary replacement and research expenses