News

May 30, 2018

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. 

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. 

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.

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."

March 8, 2018

GSE Professor Rick Mintrop, in partnership with Hayward Unified School District, and the Reach Institute for School Leadership, have received a $1M grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to move a whole school district toward deeper learning practices in the district’s classrooms. The grant allows the team to work on all levels of the system simultaneously, with the goal of enabling and strengthening teacher professional learning around instruction.

September 22, 2017

By Aileen Olson
Contributing Writer

As a science teacher in New York City, Kathryn Lanouette describes a moment of clarity she had teaching a class of 3rd graders. While discussing buoyancy she looked out her window and noticed a freighter slowly moving down the nearby East River. Taking her class outside, something intriguing happened as they watched the passing ship.

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.