News

October 25, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Berkeley Educator magazine is here!

The Graduate School of Education’s annual magazine is available in three formats:

October 1, 2018

Principal Leadership Institute Program Dir. Rebecca Cheung co-authors report for admin prep programs, policymakers, and ed community to inform possible refinements to the CalAPA policy; ways that prep programs integrate and implement the CalAPA. 

August 10, 2018

Bayley Marquez, a GSE Ph.D. candidate,  has been awarded fellowships in the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

May 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce that THOMAS M. PHILIP, an alumnus of Berkeley and the GSE, is returning as the faculty director of our teacher education program, Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence (BE3).

Philip, currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA, where he teaches in the Division of Urban Schooling and in Center X’s Teacher Education Program, will begin his appointment at Berkeley on July 1, 2018.

TOLANI BRITTON, a graduate of the Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, has been appointed assistant professor here at Berkeley. 

Britton, who spent a year as a visiting scholar at Berkeley, will begin her appointment on July 1, 2018. 

“I am thrilled to return to this vibrant intellectual community,” Britton said. 

TRAVIS BRISTOL, a Peter Paul Assistant Professor in English education at Boston University, has been appointed assistant professor here at Berkeley. 

Bristol, whose position at BU includes an affiliation in educational leadership and policy studies, begins his appointment at Berkeley on July 1, 2018. 

What attracted him to Berkeley’s GSE is its unyielding commitment to educational equity. 

May 9, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Graduate School of Education's first Distinguished Lecture Series, "Experiencing Learning in a Berkeley Way: Creating a basis for your career."

February 16, 2017

Professor FRANK C. WORRELL, director of the GSE’s School Psychology Program for more than a decade, has received the 2016 Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award.

The award holds special meaning for Worrell, who was recruited to attend Berkeley’s doctoral program by Lambert in the late 1980s. 

From graphing the growth of plants over time to explaining how the smell of an orange travels across the room, Prof. Michelle H. Wilkerson, is steeped in research on how data visualization can help students learn math and science. 

It was one of the few times that a law moved through both the Senate and House relatively quickly in recent years, and as such the bipartisan agreement was lauded as remarkable. Even President Obama called it a “Christmas miracle” when he signed the reauthorization of the federal education act, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the reauthorization was touted as federal legislation that devolved more authority to the states in assessing school success after years of direct federal intervention.