U.S. News and World Report has ranked the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin as first in the nation among public university graduate education programs for the second year in a row. The college was ranked third in the nation overall. For the fifth year in a row, the college was ranked first in research funding: Development and expenditures totaled nearly $64 million in 2011. In addition, the National Research Council and the National Academy of Kinesiology ranked the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education among the top five programs in the country, making all five academic departments in the College of Education nationally ranked in the top 10 for public university graduate programs. Four MCPER board members are faculty members in the Department of Special Education—Sharon Vaughn, Diane Bryant, Mark O’Reilly, and Herbert Rieth—and three MCPER board members are faculty members in the Department of Educational Psychology—S. Natasha Beretvas, Dan Robinson, and Kevin Stark. For more details on these rankings, see the College of Education announcement.