GSE alumna Jean Yonemura Wing '02 PhD, '98 MA, who served as Executive Director of Research, Assessment and Data in the Oakland Unified School District for 16 years, and was a member of the OUSD-UC Berkeley Research-Practice Partnership steering committee, passed away March 29, 2021, at the age of 70. Although employed by the Oakland Unified School District, her commitment to educational equity and social justice knew no bounds.
May 3, 2021
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April 30, 2021
At age 10, Robert Ruddell crawled through the attic of his family’s West Virginia farmhouse to help connect wires that would for the first time give them electricity. It sparked his dreams of being an electrician.
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
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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.