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  • Become Stronger To Live Longer

    It is important for older adults to continue exercise to maintain muscle mass and appetite. (iStock) By Heather Gillin, Texas A&M University College of Education & Human Development As summer approaches, older adults may shy away from physical activity due to rising temperatures. However, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz says it is…

  • Texas A&M Couple Overcomes Obstacles, Thrives On Road To Graduation

    (Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications photo/Mark Guerrero) By Elena Watts, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications Hillary and Scott Oswald met in first grade at Pebble Creek Elementary School in College Station and married last December.  They have not only overcome obstacles but also excelled while pursuing their…

  • 14-Year Study: Holding Students Back In Grade School Hurts Their Chances Of Graduating

    (Getty Images) By Ashley Green, Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development A 14-year study conducted by the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development has determined that Texas students who are held back during elementary school are almost three times more likely than their peers…

  • For Texas A&M Student, Education Is A Way Out

    First-generation student Merari Boffill ’18 hopes to become a teacher and share the importance of education after her graduation from Texas A&M University. By Merari Boffill, Texas A&M Universtiy interdisciplinary studies major, for the Texas A&M Foundation From a very young age, my mom and grandparents instilled in me…

  • Texas A&M Professor Weighs In On School Ratings Debate After Hurricane Harvey

    Aransas County ISD By Ashley Green, Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development Texas superintendents are arguing that school ratings based on standardized testing will not accurately reflect how schools are doing in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing recovery. While collecting the data necessary…

  • Texas A&M Former Student Offers ‘Piece of Hope’ In Nicaragua

    By Ashley Green, College of Education and Human Development On top of a hill in the center of Nicaragua sits a small town that quickly captured Paige Ferrell’s heart after her first visit four years ago. Ferrell, who graduated with a master’s degree in special education from Texas…

  • New Projects To Build Texas Teacher Leadership, School Capacity To Work With English Learner Students

    By Kara Sutton-Jones and Dylan Allen, Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development An education professor at Texas A&M University has earned $5.24 million in National Professional Development grants from the U.S. Department of Education to improve training for teachers and school leaders serving English learner…

  • Texas A&M Professors Explore Beneficial Ways To Teach STEM In Texas Classrooms

    Texas schools are attempting to solve problems associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. For two faculty members in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, that’s where project-based learning (PBL) —…

  • Texas A&M Professor Delves Into Reasons For Winning Streaks

    Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Houston Astros advance to…

  • What Is The Impact Of The Exodus Of Black Teachers?

    By Ashley Green, College of Education and Human Development Over the last 70 years, the number of Black teachers in America’s schools has dramatically decreased. Bringing awareness to that trend is now a top priority for Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor of critical teacher education in the Texas A&M…