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A Salute To Rosemary Slacks

Dec. 9, 2015

Rosemary Slacks, a longtime resident of Austin, Texas passed away on December 4, 2015 at the age of 78. She was born on August 17, 1937 in Coal City, Illinois to Melvin and Ruth Slacks.

A Small World Has Enormous Benefits for Autism Research

Dec. 9, 2015

What started with a letter between two special education professors a world apart has led to a decades-long international collaboration.

UT Austin and AIDS Arms to Provide Smoking Cessation Program

Dec. 3, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Tobacco Research and Evaluation Team is partnering with AIDS Arms to offer an innovative tobacco cessation program.

New Master’s Degree in Special Education with Teacher Certification

Nov. 18, 2015

UT College of Education’s Top-Ranked Department of Special Education Launches New Master’s in Special Education (High-Incidence Disabilities) with Teacher Certification

Cokley: Harvard gathering discusses mental health issues facing minority students

Nov. 16, 2015

Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session.

Special Education Asst. Professor Toste's opinion piece on Illusion of Inclusion featured on Huffington Post

Nov. 13, 2015

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades.

Día de Los Muertos: Integrating Culture into the Curriculum

Nov. 11, 2015

At one table, students fold drops of yellow, green and blue food coloring into cream cheese frosting. At another a group huddles, intently molding lumps the shape of skulls into thick mounds of crystalline confection.

Cawthon: How to reduce the testing burden on Texas students

Nov. 6, 2015

Tests need to be purposeful and provide substantive, meaningful information to teachers and parents about how to best support their students.

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.