GSE News Headlines

November 12, 2019

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PROFESSOR TRAVIS BRISTOL'S project to increase the number of male teachers of color (Compton Male Teachers of Color Network) is featured in a KQED News radio story, “ 'I Feel That I’m Needed': An Effort to Keep Male Teachers of Color in the Classroom.”


At a day-long forum hosted by the GSE and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), Chancellor Christ and other UC leaders said they are ready to end SAT and ACT scores in the college admissions process. Read the coverage in the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.


PROFESSOR LISA GARCÍA BEDOLLA, commenting to about the rise of Latinx political power after California's Prop. 187, says, "Everyone had a clear sense that this was a moment of racial threat. That it was a Latino threat, not just anti-immigrant threat." Read more.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Development Innovation Review includes the article “The Critical Role for Young People and Schools in Resiliency Planning,” authored by DEBORAH MCKOY, AMANDA EPPLEY, AND SHIRL BUSS of the Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S). The center is an interdisciplinary initiative between the GSE and the College of Environmental Design. Read more.

Doctoral student DARRYL DIPTEE leads the Sonic Eyewear Project, a technology that enables people who are blind or visually impaired to use echolocation to better navigate their surroundings. It won 2nd place in the Big Ideas contest (Hardware for Good category). Read more.

PROFESSOR JANELLE SCOTT, commenting to the San Francisco Chronicle on Salesforce's annual grants to the San Francisco and Oakland school districts, now totaling $66 million to date, says: "This is not just parents or local businesses contributing. ... These are big dollars dedicated to moving public education policy or curriculum in the imagination of the donors." Read more.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL RANNEY talks to Philosophy Talk radio about Changing Minds on Climate Change. His research explores the nature of explanation and understanding. Read more.

DEAN PRUDENCE L. CARTER is featured in an hour-long discussion on WBUR’s On Point Radio regarding the achievement gap. Carter notes that the opportunity gap is impacted by macro-level policies to micro-level classroom activities and curriculum, and together shape the entire constellation of a student's educational success. And it's disproportionate by race, ethnicity and class. Listen in.

DEAN PRUDENCE L. CARTER'S piece, “Poor Schools Need to Encompass More Than Instruction to Succeed,” which appeared in Room for Debate (New York Times), is used in a creative activity by high school librarian Jacquelyn Whiting when teaching about invisible bias. Read more.

Doctoral student MICHAEL BAKAL writes an op/ed on immigration in Truthout, on Guatemala's capacity to provide basic safety and public health services for refugees after the United States began requiring immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and possibly other countries to process their asylum claims in Guatemala (aka safe third-country agreement). Read more.

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