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September 18, 2019

By Erin Chan Ding
Contributing Writer

As a restorative justice program coordinator at her alma mater Berkeley High School, Mahasan Offutt-Chaney started wondering about how her everyday work intersected with educational policy.

She began asking, “How are some students in particular, like black students, over-policed and penalized and suspended in school? How are schools practicing punitive practices?”

By Marcia Linn

I am deeply honored to be named the Evelyn Lois Corey Chair in Instructional Science. I especially want to thank my colleagues for their willingness to select me 

By Dara A. Tom

IN THE EARLY GRADE SCHOOL YEARS, MATH IS DESIGNED to be taught with colorful manipulatives (wooden blocks, magnets, etc.), puzzles, and games. Around 3rd grade, for too many students, it becomes drudgery, and labels such as being “good” or “bad” take hold. The rest is history.

By Ilene Lelchuk
Contributing Writer

Chunyan Yang is so passional about the power of public education and the importance of school psychology that sometimes she tears up when discussing her career path. “Public education can bring unimaginable growth and opportunity. I couldn’t imagine that without public education, I would have gotten to this point,” Yang, who grew up in rural China, said as the words caught in her throat. “Schooling is a public good, a core value.”

By the Writing Data Stories Research Group

WRITING DATA STORIES is a new project that seeks to reorganize how young people, especially linguistically and ethnoracially minoritized students, learn about and interact with data. The project will engage middle school students in exploring scientific datasets about earth and the environment using flexible online data visualization and analysis tools.

The 2019 edition of the Berkeley Educator is here! 

GSE Professor Janelle Scott, whose research examines the relationship between education, policy, and equality of opportunity, has been appointed the Robert C. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities.

September 4, 2019

Frederick Reif, emeritus professor in Physics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, and founder of Berkeley's science and mathematics education interdiscplinary docotral program, died on August 11th, 2019. He was 92. A member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty for eleven years, he taught previously at UC Berkeley for twenty-nine years and the University of Chicago for eight years.

May 24, 2019

March 6, 2019

In the year that we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of African enslavement in U.S. history, the annual Graduate School of Education Dean’s Forum will feature Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times best-selling author, and 2016 National Book Award Winner in Nonfiction, Professor of History and International Relations, and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

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

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.

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."

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.