The White House College Opportunity Day of Action and the Obligation to Prepare Teachers

On December 4, 2014, I joined college presidents, charitable foundation directors, and education leaders at the White House College Day of Opportunity. We heard from Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Arne Duncan, along with panelists and students.

FSU-Teach Alumnus Awarded New Teacher of the Year

Abria Harris, FSU-Teach alumnus and math teacher, was awarded New Teacher of the Year at Havana Middle School, in Havana, Florida. Abria is now eligible for the district-wide award. Congratulations!

UKanTeach Alumni Win Multiple Teaching Awards

Cassie Absher was awarded the Kansas Teacher of Promise in November.

Michael Ralph, biology teacher at Olathe East Sr. High School in Olathe, Kansas, was awarded the 2014 National Association of Biology Teachers Outstanding Biology Teacher in Kansas.

Brittany Roper, science teacher at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, Kansas, is a Kansas Horizon Teaching Award winner.

UTeach Columbus Alumnus Receives Two Teaching Awards

Tim Jones, science teacher at Harris County High School in Hamilton, Georgia, and UTeach Columbus alumnus, was awarded Pitsco Teacher of the Month for January. Tim also won the National Science Teachers Association's Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers. Congratulations!

UTeach UMASS Lowell Alumnus Named Campus Teacher of the Year

Eduardo Beato, UTeach UMASS Lowell alumnus and math teacher, was named Teacher of the Year at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Congratulations, Eduardo!

UTeach National Enrollment and Graduation Rates

National UTeach programs are growing and producing highly qualified secondary STEM teachers across the U.S.!

UTeach Outreach, College of Natural Sciences receives 2015 Summer STEM grant for UT PREP STEM Pipeline summer camps

The Central Texas Summer STEM Collaborative recently announced grants totaling $908,109 to nonprofit organizations and schools focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through high-quality educational programs for students K–12 in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). More than 4,000 students throughout Austin and Central Texas will benefit this summer.

UTeach Institute and University of Texas Computer Science Join Forces to Prepare Students for New AP Computer Science Exam

On June 4, 2015, the College Board officially endorsed Thriving in Our Digital World, a course developed at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in preparation for the Fall 2016 launch of the new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Sciences Principles course. Even as a number of national organizations and others work to launch new CS curricula, UT Austin’s course is one of only three complete curricula currently recognized by the developers of Computer Science Principles as having faithfully implemented the framework.

UTeach Alumna Aims for the Stars

Students of a UTeach alumna win the International Space Settlement Design competition.