State legislatures across the U.S. are beginning to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. The new policies will be enacted in public schools by the states over the coming year, and debate about the pros and cons of the act has already begun.
Students from China are learning new teaching strategies and methods at UNT's Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation in the College of Education, thanks to a unique student exchange partnership with a leading Chinese university.
The UNT College of Education will soon offer a bachelor's degree in public health. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the degree, helping UNT to fill a critical need in the field of health.
Karen Anderson-Lain, a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas, has been named as a Teachers on Teaching honoree by the National Communication Association.
Two new co-directors, Rudi Thompson and Pamela Harrell, have been named for UNT's Teach North Texas program, which prepares science and math teachers for the classroom.
Enrollees in the China 1+2+1 Transfer Program graduate with two degrees: one from UNT – the only university in Texas selected to join and one of 25 in the U.S. – and a second from a participating university in China.
The conference, hosted by UNT's College of Education, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 (Wednesday) at UNT's Gateway Center. About 300 people -- including teachers, assistant principals, principals, superintendents and school board members -- are expected to attend the conference to discuss education in the state of Texas and how to help students succeed.
Visiting faculty and students from Escuela Normal para Educadoras de Arandas in Jalisco, Mexico will discuss contrasting approaches to educating teachers in Mexico and the United States during the Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education lecture this week at the University of North Texas
Scientist Angela Wilson, political science expert David Mason, musical/cultural educator Donna Emmanuel and studio artist Lesli Robertson are being awarded UNT System's highest honors will be among more than 25 educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education.
John Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor of political science at the University of North Texas, has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.