COE In the News
The Office of Communications helps facilitate media interviews and provides timely information about the College of Education. Our faculty have a wide range of expertise in education and health and can provide context and insight on newsworthy happenings.
Recent Media Mentions
- 1A Across America: School’s Out For Summer
1A WAMU NPR
Former Superintendent Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of school leadership, discussed education in the COVID-19 era on the nationally distributed NPR show “1A.”
- K-12 Educators Begin To Map Out The New School Year
Houston Public Media
Clinical Assistant Professor Duncan Klussmann, a former superintendent, shares insights on a blueprint for the next academic year amid COVID-19.
- Opinion: We shouldn’t want to return to normal after COVID-19. Let’s invest in everyone’s health.
Associate Dean for Research Ezemenari Obasi calls for a better, more equitable normal in this op-ed.
- Expert believes COVID-19 testing sites must be mobile to help vulnerable communities
Fox26 Houston (video)
Associate Dean Ezemenari Obasi, who leads the UH HEALTH Research Institute, discussed ways to address health disparities related to COVID-19 testing.
- School leaders make quick adjustments to online learning
DA District Administration
Clinical Assistant Professor Keith Butcher offered suggestions for making online learning fun and reasonable and reflected on the long-term impact on education.
- Recomendaciones para que los padres de familia ayuden a sus hijos con las clases virtuales (Recommendations for parents to help children with virtual classes)
Assistant Professor Ruth López offers advices for parents trying to help their children with schoolwork while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Unintended Consequences Of School Security Policies
Houston Public Matters
Clinical Assistant Professor Keith Butcher discusses rethinking active shooter drills, metal detectors and other school safety issues (segment starts at 6:06).
- University of Houston's online graduate program is top ranked
FOX 26 News Houston (video)
Curriculum & Instruction Department Chair Margaret Hale discusses the College’s online master's degree programs, ranked eighth best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Not many women fought California’s deadly fires
The Lily (The Washington Post)
Associate Dean Consuelo Arbona shares her research on female firefighters.
- How A State Takeover Of HISD Would Work
Houston Public Media
Clinical Assistant Professor Duncan Klussmann provides clarity on the proposed state takeover of the Houston Independent School District.
- 'It saddens me’: Thousands of HISD students never check out books from school libraries
Clinical Professor Margaret Hale comments on the importance of school librarians to assist teachers and promote literacy.
- Bracing for a slowdown: As economists predict reduced speed ahead, here's what Houston can expect
Houston Business Journal
Associate Professor Lyle McKinney shared his insights on the impact of a slowing economy on higher education.
- BridgeYear helps graduating high schoolers find their path
Doctoral student Victoria Doan, founded a nonprofit in 2016 to help high school students figure out what they want to do after graduation.