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Faculty News

HELPING SET STANDARDS IN PRINCIPAL PREPARATION




Assistant Professor Dan Berebitsky’s work has been cited in the 2015 proposed revisions to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards from the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards are used in most states to set the bar for principal certification and preparation.

His article, “A Multilevel Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Support and Group Norms for Instruction in Elementary Schools,” is part of the selected bibliography focusing on one of the standards for principal behavior.

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CUPOLA TOPS NEW HAROLD C. SIMMONS HALL



Take one Mustang Minute! and see how the Harold C. Simmons cupola gets placed.

TESTING MOTION CAPTURE SOFTWARE FOR TEACHING MATH



Assistant Professor Candace Walkington in Teaching and Learning collaborates with SMU Guildhall summer school students to test how motion capture software may help teach math. Walkington is examining how abstract mathematical concepts can be grounded in students’ out-of-school interests, experiences and everyday reasoning practices.

ON MAPS AND SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS


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Assistant Professor Meredith Richards in Education Policy and Leadership provides expertise on new maps that the U.S. Department of Education will release on school attendance boundaries.

In an Education Week article, Richards is quoted about how maps come into play. She conducts research on school inequities using geographic tools to look at gerrymandering and school attendance.  Read article here.