William Tate

Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences

William Tate

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Tate has authored scores of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, monographs, and textbooks focused on (1) social determinants of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology attainment; (2) epidemiological models and geospatial applications with a focus on adolescent and child developmental outcomes; and (3) social development of youth in the context of urban communities.

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Has The TA Run Its Course?

Has The TA Run Its Course?

Though the teaching assistant served an important role in graduate education, it has run its course. New possibilities await, and the mentored teaching experience is one of them.

Childhood health linked to high school completion

Each year in the St. Louis region, thousands of African American students drop out of high school. According to a newly released policy brief — “How does health influence school dropout?” — health and education are closely related, and there are patterns related to health that increase the risk of high school dropout. The brief is the second of five in a yearlong, multidisciplinary study called “For the Sake of All: A Report on the Health and Well-Being of African Americans in St. Louis.” Its author is William F. Tate, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and chair of the Department of Education in Arts & Sciences.

Place matters in analyzing students’ performance, Washington University research finds

Where a child lives makes a difference in how demographics and other factors influence algebra performance, and policies should take into account local variation, research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests. Here, a map illustrates the relationship between the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches and Algebra I scores in Missouri school districts.

Encouraging literacy: Education students donate more than 350 books to local grade school

Pre-K through 6th-grade students and their teachers at Cool Valley Elementary School were the lucky recipients of more than 350 books donated by education students in Washington University’s Kappa Delta Pi honor society. As part of KDP’s service project this year, they raised funds to purchase the children’s books, which they delivered to the school on April 12.