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Student Teaching During Hurricane Harvey

Shelby Ward, a senior from the McKay School of Education, was student teaching in Houston, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey.

Ward recounted her experiences before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey and the hardships Texans have been facing.

Back-to-school is traditionally a time for new pencils, red apples, and first day jitters. However, for student teachers in Texas this past August, going back to school was met with news of a hurricane that would cause extensive damage around the state. Hurricane Harvey hit between August 25, 2017, and September 3, 2017, four days into the new school year. 
 

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Superintendent Sweat's Graduation Speech

Paul Sweat addressed 404 McKay School graduates.

Superintendent Sweat spoke at the April 2017 McKay School convocation. His address highlighted the life of Benjamin Cluff Jr. and also included uplifting…

To type or not to type? That isn’t really the question.

Children and digital communication.

Schoolchildren have become accustomed to digital communication — think texting — but haven’t necessarily learned to switch off the habits formed in casual…

Can free textbooks do the job?

A group of BYU professors and students have published seven related research papers this year that attempt to answer whether you learn as much in a course that uses free, open-access textbooks.

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging — if not completely prohibitive — to students considering enrolling in…

BYU and Chinese University Continue 25 Years of Friendship

Xi’an International Studies University leaders visited BYU campus to meet with McKay School administrators

BYU was honored by the recent visit of Wang Junzhe, president of Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), and five of his administrators from Xi’an,…

Teaching Begins with the Learner

Attendees learned better teaching practices at the recent Leadership in the 21st Century Conference.

The David O. McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership presented the ninth biennial conference of Instructional…