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May 1, 2015
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SOE Hosts Retirement Reception for Dean Jon Engelhardt [05/01/2015]

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Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain and SOE Dean Dr. Jon Engelhardt

The Baylor School of Education (SOE) and the Baylor Provost’s Office hosted a great crowd at the retirement reception for SOE Dean Dr. Jon Engelhardt on April 28. The event was in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary on the Baylor campus.

Guest speakers included Baylor Provost Dr. David Garland; Dr. Bonny Cain, Waco ISD superintendent, representing the Greater Waco Area Superintendent group; Donell Teaff, representing the Dean’s Advisory Council; Dr. Larry Browning, representing the SOE faculty; and SOE Associate Dean Dr. Doug Rogers.

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April 13, 2015
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Diane Ravitch Baylor Lecture Rescheduled [4/13/2015]

Diane Ravitch BlogDr. Diane Ravitch, controversial former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, will speak at Baylor University on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Waco Hall. Ravitch was originally scheduled to lecture at Baylor in January, but winter weather prevented her from traveling to Waco.

Her appearance is part of the Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series and the School of Education Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture will be free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.

Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. In her role at the Department of Education in the 1990s, Ravitch led federal efforts to promote standardized testing, teacher accountability and school choice. But in 2010, she abandoned those ideas and now decries the rampant testing culture and legislation including No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Continue Reading →

January 13, 2015
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Diane Ravitch to Speak at Baylor [1/13/2015]

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UPDATE: Diane Ravitch will speak at Baylor on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Waco Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

THE DIANE RAVITCH LECTURE FOR TUESDAY, JAN. 27, HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. DR. RAVITCH IS UNABLE TO FLY OUT OF NEW YORK CITY.

WE ARE WORKING TO RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE.

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October 7, 2014
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Dept. of Educational Administration Hosts Area Administrators [10/7/2014]

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Brent Merritt, Assistant Superintendent of Midway ISD, led a presentation on new state accountability reporting.

A stunning view of downtown Waco from the fourth level of McLane Stadium drew a crowd of more than 80 school administrators from Region 12 to the annual Administrators Appreciation Day, hosted on Oct. 3 by the School of Education’s Department of Educational Administration. Continue Reading →

May 19, 2014
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Scenes from the “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala” for BARC and CARE [5/19/2014]

Gala-ThumbnailThe “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala,” hosted by the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on May 10, drew a crowd of 215 to the Fifth Floor of Cashion Academic Building on Baylor’s campus for dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Attendees included community leaders, Baylor faculty and staff, and many parents of children who receive services at the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). Continue Reading →

April 25, 2014
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Two Memorable Teachers/Mentors Honored by Baylor School of Education [4/25/2014]

HookerThumbA high school teacher from Jacksonville, Texas, and a volunteer coach from Phoenix, Ariz., were honored by the Baylor School of Education (SOE).

The Baylor SOE each year honors memorable teachers or mentors as part of its annual Senior Recognition Banquet. Memorable educators are nominated by the Baylor students, who submit an essay to support their nomination.

The late Marilyn Hooker of Jacksonville, nominated by senior education major Meagan Pike, and Floyd Samons of Phoenix, nominated by senior Health Science Studies major Sabrina Kinzley, were both honored at the banquet April 14 on the Baylor campus in Waco. Both students read their essays at the banquet. Continue Reading →

April 22, 2014
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Baylor School of Education Honors Outstanding Seniors [4/22/2014]

During the 29th Annual School of Education (SOE) Senior Recognition Banquet, the SOE honored outstanding seniors within the school and its various programs. Students were recognized not only for their accomplishments as undergraduates, but also for their preparedness to impact the world.

AlexaSamuelMug copyOf the 213 graduating SOE seniors, 15 were recognized as outstanding.

Alexa Samuel, of Spring, Texas, received the EDICUT Pre-Service Educator of the Year Award for her exceptional performances within and outside of the Baylor classroom. Also known as “The Dean’s Award,” this honor is presented at each private university education program in Texas by the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (EDICUT). Continue Reading →

April 2, 2014
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Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities [4/2/2014]

BCDD-StarrThumbnailBaylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White hosted an open house and tour to launch the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on April 1, at Hillcrest MacArthur Center. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month. A standing-room-only crowd heard from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; Drayton McLane Jr., chair of the board of trustees for Scott & White Healthcare and Baylor Regent Emeritus; and John Boyd III, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at McLane Children’s Scott & White, who commended the collaborative effort that made the BCDD a reality. To read more, click here.

March 28, 2014
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Journalist Says the System, not the Teachers, Should be Blamed [3/28/2014]

BerlerVisitThumbnailTeachers are not to blame for the problems in America’s schools, journalist Ron Berler told a group on the Baylor campus Wednesday, March 26. Berler spent a year imbedded in a public school fifth-grade classroom, reporting on the issues and challenges facing America’s schools. His book, Raising the Curve, is the story of the characters at Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, Conn., and their challenges during that year. Continue Reading →

March 24, 2014
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Action Research Symposium for Teaching Interns will be April 1 [3/21/14]

ActionResearch-ThumbnailOn Tuesday, April 1, senior interns in the Baylor School of Education’s (SOE) Teacher Education Program will showcase their research to more than 250 mentor teachers, principals and district superintendents and administrators. Students’ qualitative and quantitative findings will answer “the wondering” they experience while working in pre-K through 12 classrooms. Continue Reading →