In the News: August 2013

Members of the GSE&IS community are a significant presence in national and international media.

Faculty, students, and alumni of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies have demonstrated world-class excellence in research and expertise. Here is a sampling of GSE&IS’s presence in national and international media.


James Catterall: Poetry Project Brings Art to At-Risk Youth
Christian Science Monitor, August 2, 2013

Professor of education James Catterall, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about the Get Lit–Words Ignite project, which provides an opportunity for at-risk Los Angeles–area teens to express themselves creatively by reciting classic poetry.


John Rogers: Parent Trigger Efforts on the Rise
Contra Costa Times, August 3, 2013

John Rogers, director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was quoted in a Contra Costa Times article about three Southern California schools that will reopen after sweeping changes as a result of the state’s “parent-trigger” law.

Rogers was also quoted on the parent trigger movement in a Los Angeles Daily News article (link not available), and in the Los Angeles Times on the drop in California standardized test scores in math and English for the first time in a decade.


Wellford “Buzz” Wilms: Navigating LAUSD Administration
Truthdig, August 18, 2013

Professor of education Wellford “Buzz” Wilms wrote an op-ed for Truthdig on efforts to bring a mediation program that brought UCLA undergrads as counselors to at-risk youth in LAUSD schools.


Gary Rhodes: A World of Options
Business Officer, July/August 2013

Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education, was quoted in an article in Business Officer, a publication of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.


Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Children’s Stories a Forgotten Chapter of Immigrant Experience
Business Mirror, August 24, 2013

Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco’s 2002 book, “Children of Immigration,” was cited in an article on Filipino immigrant children in Business Mirror.


Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles: The ‘Trickle Down’ of School Suspensions
The American Prospect, August 26, 2013

An article in The American Prospect on the challenges of young minority males finding employment referenced a study by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that suspensions of ninth-grade students can lead to a series of events that tend to reduce high school graduation rates.


Gary Orfield: Nation Regressing to “Separate but Equal”
EdSource, August 28, 2013

Professor of education Gary Orfield and colleagues from the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles that he co-directs, were quoted in an EdSource article on the increasing segregation of U.S. schools due to residential segregation and school boundaries.


Mike Rose: School Reform’s Problems and Solutions
Washington Post, August 28, 2013

A Washington Post blog, “The Answer Sheet” features a Q&A with professor of education Mike Rose about “Public Education Under Siege,” a book he co-edited that addresses issues of educational reform and the intersection of education, race and poverty.


Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles: ‘I Have a Dream’ 50 Years Later
The Huffington Post, August 27-28, 2013
Columbus Dispatch, August 28, 2013

Articles in The Huffington Post and Columbus Dispatch on the legacy of the historic 1963 March on Washington highlighted research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that three-quarters of all black students attend schools that are majority non-white and more than a third attend schools where white students make up 10 percent or less of the school population. Gary Orfield, director of the Civil Rights Project and professor of education, was quoted in The Huffington Post.