Mills College School of Education Dean Discusses
What’s Working in Schools
Oakland, CA–February 01, 2012 Poverty and a lack of funding are among the myriad issues public schools are facing. In addition, teachers and administrators don’t feel they are trusted, while high-stakes testing is stifling innovation. But Mills College School of Education Dean Kathy Schultz has plenty to say about what is successful in our schools.
During a panel discussion on the public radio station KALW, Schultz talked about the School of Education’s collaborative approaches to improve teaching. The school encourages teachers to work together to enhance learning opportunities for students through its highly successful Teacher Scholars program, and provides training in lesson study, a form of professional development focused on collaborative teacher inquiry.
Meanwhile, the school’s new Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships is collaborating with community organizations and local school districts to advance opportunities and education for local youth and create sustainable change in underserved communities.
Hear Schultz on Tuesday’s edition of “Your Call” on KALW.