February 2, 2021

A classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over in the hope of getting a different result. That’s what we’re doing in the nation’s schools. Trying to conduct business as almost-usual in our schools after COVID-19 hit this past spring resulted in pure chaos. It won’t be any different this time around. We need to push the reset button.

September 5, 2020

The sun rises over the Bay Area with smoke-filled air from the recent wildfires in a week of an intense heatwave; continuous concern over the COVID-19 pandemic; and more jarring images in the media of racism and police violence against black bodies. And I pen this message to you as a new academic year begins. Strange times, indeed. No, I have not depicted a rosy picture here. I recognize the importance of acknowledging the intensity of the current moment whose events preoccupy the thoughts of many of us.

September 3, 2020

Although the meaning of, role, and distinction between ideology and violence have been contested in social theory, the COVID and Black Lives Matter era has put them front and center. Specifically, with the rise of police violence that has resulted in the disproportionate and fatal shootings of young black men, violence toward black people increases Americans’ attention to institutionalized anti-black racism. Even more worrisome is the state’s role in sanctioning said violence through its police force.

August 26, 2020

Meeting students where they are. Being creative with differentiated curriculum. These instructional concepts have been researched for decades as ways to improve equity in schools, increase student engagement, and ultimately boost academic outcomes.

While implementation varies, it is common to hear educators discussing best practices in these terms. Debates continue, however, when it comes to the literacy education of emergent bilingual students.

June 30, 2020

For immediate release

Statewide Educational Leadership Center to be led by UC Berkeley with UCLA, UCOP Partnership

BERKELEY – The California Department of Education (CDE), the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), and the State Board of Education have announced combined funding of $13 million to UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education to serve two key roles for the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) program – the statewide center and Regional Academy.

June 29, 2020

State of California funds professional development for Title II districts

BERKELEY – The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education has been awarded $13 million from the state of California to be the home for two key offices in the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) program: the statewide headquarters, and home to a 21CSLA regional academy.

May 9, 2020

The sudden need for distance learning imposed upon schools worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge market for online learning applications. Some have been around for decades while others seemed to have popped up overnight.

May 8, 2020

For the first time in its 38-year history, the GSE’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) will be exclusively online this summer, offering nearly all of its rigorous academic in-person courses as it has in previous years.