Aspiring Educators at TCU

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TCU Campus
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Around 160 Aspiring Educators from O.D. Wyatt, Western Hills, and Dunbar high schools will visit the TCU campus. Dunbar is a new addition this year. TCU graduate students will host the high schoolers in small groups, touring classes, housing facilities and dining in Market Square. The Center for Public Education is hosting the event and will treat the students to lunch.

Dr. Theodorea Berry Visits TCU

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
BLUU Miller Room, 3rd floor
3:30-4:45 pm

Theodorea Regina Berry Associate Professor & Director, African American Studies Program Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

Dr. Theodorea R. Berry will visit TCU for a lecture with the Center for Public Education on The Black Intellectual Tradition in Education. Dr. Berry is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director, Graduate Recruitment and Engagement at UT San Antonio. This visit will be cosponsored by Women & Gender Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies.

Berry is Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, and Director, African American Studies Program. She has been a scholar-activist and educator for more than 20 years with professional experiences in Germany, North Carolina, Illinois and Georgia. She has a Doctorate of Education degree from National-Louis University (2002) in Curriculum and Social Inquiry and completed a three year post-doctoral research fellowship (2002-2005) at the University of Illinois-Chicago awarded by the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Berry’s scholarship focuses on the lived experiences of women of color as pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators, critical examination of race. ethnicity, and gender for teaching and teacher education, critical race theory/critical race feminism, qualitative research methodology, and curriculum theory.

Women and Human Rights: Luncheon with Ariela Peralta

Thursday, March 24, 2016

TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship will be hosting Ariela Peralta, a human rights expert from Uruguay (see bio below), during the week of March 21-March 25. Women and Gender Studies at TCU and the Center for Public Education will hold a luncheon-discussion on the topic of Women and Human Rights with Ms. Peralta on Thursday Mar. 24 from 11-12:30 in the Incubator Lab, RJH.

Education as a Human Right Listening Project

Monday, February 29, 2016
5:30-7:30 p.m.
TCU Brown-Lupton University Union, Beck/Geren Rooms
2901 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129 Map

Join TCU’s College of Education and its Center for Public Education as we host a listening project event for the state of Texas. This event is free and open to the public. Attend online or in person on the TCU campus.

Listening Project from Fran Huckaby on Vimeo

About this Event:

The Journey for Justice Alliance has partnered with global human rights organization Amnesty International to facilitate Listening Projects in 24 cities across the country. The events seek to highlight how lack of access to quality education, especially in low-income and minority communities violate human rights. The Center for Public Education is hosting an extension of this event in Texas, right on the TCU campus.

Participate in the conversation by registering to attend the event in person or online. Please note if you plan to share a statement (no more than 3-5 minutes) about the effect of school closings, inequitable school funding, race-based inequality, zero-tolerance discipline policies and other issues on your community. Presentations will be shared at the event at the campus event on Monday, February 29.

Information gathered from the Listening Projects will be used for a report produced by Amnesty International and the Journey for Justice Alliance, calling for a moratorium on corporate interventions such as closings, turnarounds, phase-outs and charter expansion and replace them with their vision for Sustainable Community Schools.

TCU College of Education Regional Spelling Bee

SPELLING BEE 5X10 BANNER FINAL 2.5.15 NEWWednesday, March 2

Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom

This year’s competition includes 490 schools in North Texas and the students represent 25 different areas in North Texas. The students will compete to represent our region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Fort Worth Star Telegram is a co-sponsor of this event.


Como Writing Camp

Students from Como Elementary school will visit the TCU campus for a two day writing camp.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016: 4th Graders

Thursday, March 3, 2016: 5th Graders

Education as a Human Right

Monday, January 18, 2016

Save the date and spread the word! Join us at TCU on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a webinar on the big screen and lunch in Palko 130, or sign up for internet access to the webinar and gather a group.

Journey for Justice Alliance

The webinar will lift the voices of the people directly impacted by public education policy; students, parents and educators to examine how corporate education interventions impinge on their human right to education. The Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J), a national network of 39 community organizations in 23 cities across the United States, committed to community-driven school improvement will facilitate the webinar. J4J members believe, through their lived experience and research, that a lack of equity is the primary problem in public education; The lack of equity in public education is a civil and human rights issue.

Liberation Lunch Webinar

The webinar will focus on school privatization in cities like Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Detroit through lived experience; over-reliance on standardized test, punitive school interventions, zero tolerance discipline policies, ignoring community wisdom and the attack on teachers of color, massive school closings, and the expansion of charter and contract schools. This session will be facilitated by the National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, Jitu Brown.