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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.

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Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, commented on the district’s New Education System reform program.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses book challenges and factors that may have led to the recent focus on libraries.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, shares insights on the state and federal financial challenges facing Texas districts.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, comments on the new proposed state curriculum and how the issue is not new to Texas.

Toni Templeton, a senior research scientist at the UH Education Research Center, discusses state law and typical spending practices of charter schools.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses the job cuts in Houston ISD, the proposal to remove content from books at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Katy ISD’s proposal to track students’ immigration status (starts around minute 1:49).

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, urged transparency in school board textbook decisions.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, comments that focusing on students’ immigration status is a “distraction” from educational priorities.

Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, an associate professor of educational leadership, shares that HISD’s plan to enroll more students into advanced courses can be a positive if implemented well.

Dean Cathy Horn, who leads the UH Education Research Center, discusses the importance of district leaders reflecting on teacher turnover data.

Carrie Cutler, a clinical associate professor in the mathematics education program, discusses how children benefit from scheduling downtime during the summer.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses the politicization of school board races and how it started.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses Houston ISD’s rollout of teacher performance evaluations.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses the challenges of implementing reforms quickly.

Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, an associate professor of educational leadership, discusses the challenges of recruiting families back from charter schools.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership, notes that enrollment declines can generate difficult decisions about school closures.

Shea Culpepper, a clinical professor and director of teacher education, explains why the uncertified teacher situation is problematic and that it is not isolated to Houston ISD.

Sam Brower, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and clinical professor of social studies education, shares that the teacher shortage is impacting districts’ ability to hire certified teachers.

Assistant Professor Xin Li shares that students benefit from pre-K in the short and long term.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses whether the current changes in Houston ISD will add to decreases in enrollment.

Duncan Klussmann, a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership and former superintendent, discusses how the Texas Education Agency needs to be transparent with parents and teachers about the new scoring process.

Toni Templeton, a senior research scientist at the UH Education Research Center, discusses reasons to consider when analyzing a drop in test performance.

Duncan Klussmann, clinical assistant professor of educational leadership, explained why he expected teacher resignations to remain high amid the sweeping reforms. 

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