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Bentley-Edwards: Cell phones as a tool for social justice

Nov. 6, 2015

When people witness a police incident that seems wrong, video recording from a safe distance and sharing with social networks or apps provides a platform for advocacy for disenfranchised people.

Fragale piece on 'Sesame Street' and autism featured in Star-Telegram

Nov. 3, 2015

Something different happened recently in popular media that we need to see more. A big-time children’s TV show turned a representation of autism from a disability to a difference.

Awad: Motherhood myths and postpartum depression

Oct. 26, 2015

Hayden Panettiere recently checked herself into a facility to get treatment for postpartum depression. And last week, Drew Barrymore revealed that she faced the same illness after the birth of her second daughter.

Esbelle Jowers' Research Featured on NPR

Oct. 22, 2015

Employers have long known that one way to employees' hearts is through their stomachs.

Dr. Hughes from the Learning Technologies Program will keynote the Tech & Learning Live conference

Oct. 22, 2015

Dr. Joan E. Hughes, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, will be providing the keynote address at the Tech & Learning Live event, occurring on November 6, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Christopher P. Brown publishes two articles examining early childhood teaching in high-stakes contexts

Oct. 14, 2015

Dr. Brown critically examines the challenges policymakers’ neoliberal reforms create for early educators who strive to prepare their culturally and linguistically diverse students for school

Bentley-Edwards: The Preschool to Prison Pipeline

Oct. 14, 2015

Keisha Bentley-Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Human Development & Culture and Learning Sciences.

Labeling Young Children With 'Word Gap' Language Is Harmful

Oct. 12, 2015

When high school student Coby Burren noticed slaves referred to as "immigrant workers" in his Texas textbook, he called his mother who then called out the publisher.

KHE Doctoral Program Ranked 2nd in Nation

Oct. 9, 2015

The National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) has announced that The University of Texas at Austin’s doctoral program in Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) ranks second in the nation.

Dr. Xiaofen Keating receives the 2015 TAHPERD Scholar Award

Sept. 29, 2015

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Xiaofen Keating for her recognition by the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) for excellence and leadership in the HPERD profession.