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Singer, Erin; Shields, Samantha – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Austin Hall and Old Main serve as the heart of what is now Sam Houston State University. The buildings' rich histories help one to understand how Sam Houston State University and its proud teacher education heritage came to be. To begin with Austin Hall's story, the University's original building has a unique and interesting tale that journeys…
Descriptors: Educational History, Teacher Education Programs, School Buildings, Universities
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Schoenfeld, Elizabeth A.; Bennett, Kate; Manganella, Katy; Kemp, Gage – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Each year, over 600 youth under the age of 25 experience literal homelessness in Austin, Texas. Of these youth, 76% have a history of involvement with foster care or the juvenile justice system--far exceeding the rates of system involvement observed among homeless youth in other large communities in the United States (approximately 54%; Voices of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Youth Programs, Program Development
Campos, Emmet E.; Van Ryn, Rebekah; Davidson, Ty J. – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the University of Texas's Project MALES began a partnership to design a mentoring system for young men of color in hopes of improving the the matriculation and sustainability of this group in college by addressing the social, economic, and cultural obstacles impacting these young men. This strong…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, College Students, Hispanic American Students
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Valenzuela, Angela – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
This essay doubles as a critique of the brutal violence visited upon the immigrant community in Austin, Texas, in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency, and a deeply personal account related to the establishment of Academia Cuauhtli, a language and culture revitalization project in Austin, Texas. It narrates our origins as a community-anchored,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Violence, Immigrants, Community Programs
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Donnor, Jamel K. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Using Howard Winant's racial dualism theory, this chapter explains how race was discursively operationalized in the recent U.S. Supreme Court higher education antiracial diversity case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Race, Social Attitudes, Social Theories
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Reddick, Richard J.; Johnson, Emily A.; Jones, Ashley; Lowe, Tracie A. J.; Stone, Ashley N.; Thomas, James – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
From the inception of the integration of predominantly White institutions in higher education marked by "Sweatt v. Painter" in 1950, The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has been a battleground for educational equity. The university continues to find itself at ground zero in the battle for race and equity in higher education and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Honors Curriculum, Equal Education
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Yaffe, Joanne – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
McBeath and Austin define the concept of research-minded practitioners, describe the organizational contexts, structures, and strategies for supporting this type of practitioner. Further, the authors propose a research agenda to establish effective organizational development strategies to support research-minded practitioners, align their efforts…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Organizational Development, Profiles, Evidence
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Learning Professional, 2018
Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, has nearly 20 years of experience in educational leadership, primarily in urban school districts. Her previous roles included superintendent in Austin, Texas, from 2009 to 2014 and administrator in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. She serves as a commissioner and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Urban Schools, Superintendents
Callahan, Rebecca M.; Obenchain, Kathryn M. – American Educator, 2018
Over the course of a few cold days last February, immigrant families and their allies in Austin, Texas, were shaken by a series of raids as immigration officers descended upon the city. After all was said and done, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials arrested 51 undocumented immigrants, most of whom had no criminal record. In this…
Descriptors: Youth, Citizen Participation, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration
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Lehman, Meredith; Phillips, Sabrina; Saenz Williams, Andrea – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The Bilingual Co-teaching program at the Blanton Museum of Art offers bilingual gallery experiences for K-12 students and supports the efforts of Austin Independent School District (AISD) to promote dual language learning in the classroom and beyond. Tours in both Spanish and English are co-facilitated with undergraduate Bilingual Bicultural…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Art, Museums, Elementary Secondary Education
Backes, Ben; Goldhaber, Dan; Cade, Whitney; Sullivan, Kate; Dodson, Melissa – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
UTeach is a well-known, university-based program designed to increase the number of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in the workforce. The UTeach program was originally developed by faculty at the University of Texas at Austin but has rapidly spread and is now available at 44 universities in 21 states;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Reed, Kelynne E.; Aiello, David P.; Barton, Lance F.; Gould, Stephanie L.; McCain, Karla S.; Richardson, John M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
This article discusses the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Teaching and Research (STAR) Leadership Program, developed at Austin College, which engages students in activities integrated into undergraduate STEM courses that promote the development of leadership behaviors. Students focus on interpersonal communication,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Integrated Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
By purchasing abandoned facilities and transforming them into vibrant hubs for culture and education, community colleges are fulfilling one of their key missions: revitalizing their communities. But these types of projects can be fraught with challenges as well. Here's how Austin Community College (Texas), Manchester Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Community Relationship, Institutional Mission, Facility Improvement
Backes, Ben; Goldhaber, Dan; Cade, Whitney; Sullivan, Kate; Dodson, Melissa – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
UTeach is a well-known, university-based program designed to increase the number of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in the workforce. The UTeach program was originally developed by faculty at the University of Texas at Austin but has rapidly spread and is now available at 44 universities in 21 states;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Akins High School is the newest and second largest high school in the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. This report describes how the school has used small learning communities and the "HSTW" framework of Key Practices to improve the school culture, personalize the learning environment, improve student achievement and…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Culture, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
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