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Kathy Schultz Featured on HuffPost Live
Dean Kathy Schultz was featured on Huffpost Live with Marc Lamont Hill. They had a discussion on the Atlanta teachers that got convicted for cheating on test scores.

 

Sabrina Zirkel Awarded Russell Sage Grant
Sabrina Zirkel was awarded a research grant from the Russell Sage Foundation, along with Co-PIs Mary C. Murphy of Indiana University and Julie A. Garcia of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The grant is to support their work analyzing data from their NSF-funded 4-year longitudinal study of students’ college experiences at three college campuses in which they explore the impact of students’ classroom and other college experiences on their academic performance, persistence, and choice of major and career. A particular focus of the study is exploring the classroom and college contexts that best support women and students of color in STEM fields.

 

SOE Alumna Named a Finalist in the Contra Costa County Teacher-of-the-Year competition
Congratulations to SOE alumna Kate Perry! Kate has been named a finalist in the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year competition. Kate currently teaches social sciences at Independent High School in Brentwood.

 

New Book with a Chapter by SOE Faculty and Students
A new book called, Rethinking Readiness in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Policy and Practice was recently published. Julie Nicholson and three EdD ECL students: Michelle Grant-Groves, Anne Bauer, and Ristyn Woolley wrote a chapter in the book, Inserting postmodern epistemological perspectives into discourse on readiness: Privileging assets, capacity building, and diversity to increase equity

 

Susan Marchant Receives 2015 Distinguished Service Award
Congratulations to Professor Susan Marchant, recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award! Each year, the CLC Board of Directors presents two unique awards—the Distinguished Service Award and the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award—to recognize exceptional members of the child life community. Professor Marchant will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award on May 22 at the Opening General Session of the Annual Conference in Cincinnati.

 

Rick Ayers Featured on KGUA Peggy's Place
An interview with Adjunct Professor Rick Ayers was recently featured on KGUA Peggy's Place. Ayers spoke about his latest book, An Empty Seat In Class: Teaching and Learning After the Death of a Student. Listen to the interview here and buy his wonderful book here

 

Kathy Schultz Featured in Contra Costa Times
Dean Kathy Schultz was quoted in an article featured in Contra Costa Times regarding the Obama administration's controversial plan to grade education schools on how well new teachers' students perform on standardized tests. In the article, Dean Schultz argues that the proposed teacher training regulations aren’t scientifically valid. Read the article here

 

Ed Leadership Hosts Presentation by Patrick “Cam Camangian”
The Ed Leadership presentation hosted a presentation by Patrick “Cam” Camangian called “From Coping to Hoping”. Camangian drew from his work in California schools to illustrate pedagogical approaches for teaching the sensibilities needed to deal with the traumatic stress of everyday, urban life and creating classroom learning conditions that foster radical healing and critical hope. The talk can now be viewed here.

 

School of Education Professor Featured on KQED
Julie Nicholson was interviewed by Katrina Schwartz, a KQED reporter, for a story titled, Forest Kindergartens Push Back Against Academic Focus For Young Kids. Forest kindergartens are alternative schools that use nature as the classroom, and focus on unstructured free play and student-driven inquiry. 

 

School of Education Professor Releases New Book
Linda Kroll is the co-editor of a new book, along with Elementary Education professor at SFSU Daniel Meier, Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection. This book examines the role of teacher reflection in a variety of educational contexts worldwide.

 

New Exhibit by Mills Art Students on View in the Education Lounge
The Mills College Department of Art in collaboration with the School of Education have organized an exhibition of paintings created by this fall's Advanced Painting class. The works on view are created by undergraduates Evelynn Aponte, Judith Black, Katie Ganz, Kelly Hird, Deborah Ramos, Makaiwa Tong and Avery Ziegler, as well as Professor Emerita Jane Bowyer. The exhibit features 21 paintings ranging in scale and medium, exploring themes of family, faith, ecology, fashion, science and technology. The work will be on view through January 29th, 2015.

 

CERG Researcher Publishes New Book
#youthaction: Becoming Political in the Digital Age edited by Ellen Middaugh, Senior Researcher for CERG and her colleague Ben Kirshner was just published by Information Age Press. This volume brings together researchers and practitioners at the cutting edge of civic education in formal and informal settings and examines the emerging practices of civic education in the digital age. Erica Hodgin, Kathy Schultz and Johanna Paraiso have a chapter in the book as does Ellen Middaugh.

 

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Last Updated: 6/18/15