Educational Leadership and Policy News

David DeMatthews Weighs in on Decision Affecting Libraries Across HISD
Sep. 06, 2023
The state-appointed superintendent plans to repurposes the resources and spaces.

Media Mentions: June 30 to July 14, 2023
Jul. 17, 2023
Read recent media coverage that features the expertise and impact of College of Education faculty members.

Decision Making in Modern Education with Professor David DeMatthews on NPR
May. 03, 2023
Associate Professor David DeMatthews shared his insights on the complex challenges faced by administrators and school boards in navigating the diverse landscape of modern education.

Sarah Woulfin’s New Book Reflects on How Equity-Centered Coaching Leads to Improvement in Schools
Apr. 27, 2023
New Book by Sarah Woulfin Provides Insightful Guide for Making Coaching Matter in Schools.

After split with charter partner, where does this Fort Worth school go from here?
Apr. 21, 2023
Fort Worth Star Telegram Associate professor Sarah Woulfin comments on the increasing need for leadership to think strategically about hiring and retaining teachers. Learn more…

Linda García Receives National Prize for Her Commitment to and Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Apr. 10, 2023
Linda García, executive director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), was named the recipient of the 2023 Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize given by the League for Innovation in the Community College. The award is given annually to an individual…

What the Future Holds for the “Science of Reading” In Classrooms
Apr. 04, 2023
Education Week Associate professor of educational leadership and policy, Sarah Woulfin, comments on the need for adequate systems in place for coaching and supporting teachers. Read more…

David DeMatthews contributes to a five-part series from Spectrum News examining the future of education in Texas
Mar. 22, 2023
In a new five-part series from Spectrum News examining the future of education in Texas, Associate Professor David DeMatthews weighs in on some of the most important issues and current reforms in K-12 public education today.  Learn more…

David DeMatthews Nominated for a 2022 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award
Mar. 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
Mar. 14, 2023
Our esteemed colleague Dr. Patricia Somers passed away on Friday, March 10. Dr. Somers was a devoted colleague at UT and a caring educator and mentor to many. For almost 20 years, she helped lead and support the higher education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy as it…