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News from May 2016

MCPER developing state’s new Literacy Achievement and Reading to Learn Academies
May 25, 2016

MCPER is developing the research-based content for the statewide Literacy Achievement Academies and Reading to Learn Academies, part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's literacy initiative through the Texas Education Agency. 

The Academies will provide evidence-based professional development targeting kindergarten and grade 1 teachers beginning this summer and grades 2–5 teachers next summer. UT's Institute for Public School Initiatives is heading up the rollout of the training.

For more information, see the UT College of Education news story.

UT teaching awards recognize MCPER Directors Beretvas, Cawthon
May 25, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin has awarded MCPER Directors Tasha Beretvas and Stephanie Cawthon with prestigious teaching honors.

Beretvas, a member of the MCPER Board of Directors, received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Cawthon, the director of the MCPER Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute, is a new member of the Provost's Teaching Fellows program.  

For more information, see the UT College of Education news story.

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