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JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PUBLISHES WILHELM'S STUDY




Simmons Assistant Professor Annie Wilhelm publishes her latest article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45.

She discusses, “Mathematics teachers’ enactment of cognitively demanding tasks: Investigating links to teachers’ knowledge and conceptions,” with Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri in the Math Ed Podcast here.

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SMU SIMMONS OFFERS DOCTOR OF LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE



Starting this fall, SMU Simmons will offer a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree for working professionals who wish to pursue more rigorous studies.

Only one of three such programs in the country, the DLS is designed with individualization for students intent on serving  and leading in  communities. Read more.
 

YOUNG LEADERS IN EDUCATION GROUP RECOGNIZES DISD PRINCIPAL NAKIA DOUGLAS



Nakia Douglas, principal of DISD’s Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, received the 2015 Trailblazer Award from Simmons’ Young Leaders in Education for boldly leading the district’s only male single-sex school.

The YLE facilitates opportunities for leaders of any age to improve the Dallas educational community by using their time and talent. Proceeds from the award recognition benefits Simmons’ Budd Center and its work in West Dallas.

WORKABLE IDEAS TO DECREASE TEACHER SHORTAGES IN TEXAS



In D magazine’s “Learning Curve” blog, Simmons Dean David Chard and Alex Hales, executive director of Teach for America Dallas-Fort Worth, write about how large teacher shortages in Texas need to be addressed seriously. By having institutions such as TFA, the Simmons School, state-wide education colleges, school districts and other teaching organizations tackle the problem together, good results could occur. Read more here.