Educational Leadership and Policy News

UTAPP Alumna Named AISD Principal of the Year
Aug. 18, 2017
Brandi Hosack, M.Ed. ’11, credits her success to the University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program

Joshua Childs and James Pustejovsky Named 2017 Greater Texas Foundation Fellows
Aug. 17, 2017
Both professors have been awarded $30,000 per year for three years to support their research which aligns with the post-secondary preparation goals of the Greater Texas Foundation.

Making a Case for Ethnic Studies in Texas Schools
Jul. 31, 2017
Mural by Raul Valdez, c. 1978 at the Pan American Recreation Center at Zavala Elementary, in Austin, Texas. Recent research has found that students who participate in ethnic studies classes show improved academic performance and a higher attendance rate. Students benefit from seeing their culture and ethnic…

Richard Reddick: Public support for college is slipping. Why that’s trouble.
Jul. 21, 2017
Pew Research Center found that during the past year, Republicans perceiving higher education in a negative light has increased 13 percentage points.

Competitive Edge: Market Forces Influence Nation’s Charter Schools
Apr. 23, 2017
Huriya Jabbar examines the influence of market forces on the nation’s charter school environment.

Angela Valenzuela shares insights on the value of ethnic studies with State Board of Education
Apr. 21, 2017

CCSSE Study: Those Who Attend Community Colleges Full Time More Likely to Graduate
Apr. 20, 2017
A new study released by the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE) shows that while full-time students graduate at higher rates than their part-time peers, those who enrolled full time for just one semester have a greater chance of earning a degree than those who attend part-time. CCSSE, established…

Terrance Green Honored with AERA 2017 Early Career Award
Mar. 20, 2017
Terrrance Green Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) supports educational leadership and has recently named Terrance Green, assistant professor of educational administration, as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious Early Career Award. The award is given to scholars who have made outstanding research contributions to the field…

Richard Reddick: Geert Wilders’ Defeat Doesn’t Spell the End of Populism’s Rise
Mar. 16, 2017
Richard Reddick discusses how a victory for educational policy in Europe should not dispel the possibilities of educational inequality concnering race in other countries, especially the U.S.

Paul Cruz on Leading a Large Urban District
Oct. 17, 2016
When Paul Cruz was growing up, the South Texas native was encouraged by his family to pursue higher education.