UHD Partnering with NBC, KPRC for ‘Education Now’ Sept. 24
By Mike Emery
UHD will host “Education Now,” a live televised forum focused on education in the city of Houston. The event is open to the UHD community and Houstonians. The program begins promptly at 3:45 p.m. in UHD’s Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. To attend the event, RSVP here.
Guests will include educators and professionals from throughout the Houston area. Among those sharing insights on the state of education in Houston is Dr. Ron Beebe, UHD professor of urban education. The event’s moderators are NBC Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis and KPRC anchor Christine Nöel.
Panels to be presented during the broadcast are as follows:
- A Path Forward: A look at the potential state takeover of struggling Houston schools, followed by an examination of efforts throughout the Houston area to help prepare all students for success.
- Stronger Than the Storm: When Hurricane Harvey struck, it caused devastating flooding and emotional scars, but left behind a better understanding of how schools and communities can heal following traumatic events.
- Learning Without Limits: A discussion about how we apply the whole child approach to give at-risk students the tools to reach their greatest academic and emotional potential.
- How Classrooms Use Data and Technology to Support Students: The debate around how students learn using data and technology in the classroom, and what support teachers need to implement these tools while not losing sight of the human side of teaching.
“UHD is honored to have been selected as the host for this important discussion on education in our city,” said Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UHD President, who will deliver opening remarks. “Great universities host great conversations … and the topics to be addressed at this forum significantly impact educations, parents and students in our region.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.