In the News: July 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.

 


Joan Herman: Assessing the New Common Core Tests
Harvard Education Letter, July/August 2013

Joan Herman, senior researcher and director emerita of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, shared her insights on assessment of new Common Core tests in the Harvard Education Letter. She was also quoted in an Education Week blog on a recent report on high-quality student assessment, which she co-authored with Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford and CRESST colleagues Eva Baker, Jamal Abedi, and Robert Linn.

 

John Rogers: L.A. School Board Elections
KPCC-89.3 FM, July 2, 2013

John Rogers, director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was interviewed on KPCC-89.3 FM about the leadership of the Los Angeles School Board and the board’s upcoming presidential election.

 

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: East Coast Transplant Training for L.A. Traffic
Zócalo Public Square, July 1, 2013

GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco was featured in Zócalo Public Square’s “In the Green Room” column on July 1. The native Argentinian and East Coast transplant discussed his love of empanadas, his nickname as a child, and the scholars who changed his life.

 

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles: Segregation and Charter Schools
Arkansas Times, July 15, 2013

A blog column in the Arkansas Times about school resegregation trends in Arkansas cited a 2010 study by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA that found that in several Western and Southern states, white students were disproportionately represented in charter schools.

 

ECS: Teaching Kids Computer Science Skills
Salt Lake Tribune, July 17, 2013

An article in the Salt Lake Tribune about Utah schools seeking to boost students’ computer literacy and programming skills highlighted a high school computer science course developed UCLA researchers. Gail Chapman, a faculty member at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was quoted.


John Rogers: Schools’ Co-Location Creates Conflict
Calitics, July 17, 2013

Rogers, director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was quoted about Proposition 39’s potential effects on public planning and charter schools in a Calitics blog post on Wednesday.

 

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: GSE&IS Dean to Participate in NCLR Town Hall
MarketWatch, July 17, 2013

The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch announced that GSE&IS dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco will take part in a Town Hall on education and the influx of Hispanic immigrants to the United States on Sunday, July 21. The event will be streamed live from the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza.

 

HERI: Prepared to Teach Higher Ed?
Inside Higher Ed, July 19, 2013

An article in Inside Higher Ed on whether faculty at four-year colleges and universities feel their graduate school training prepared them to be effective professors featured expert commentary by John Pryor, director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute.

 

Gary Orfield: Desegregation Policies Not Always Upheld
The New York Times, July 19, 2013

Gary Orfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted in a New York Times article about a lack of diversity in Connecticut’s public schools.

 

Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Memories of Garden Refuge at Brooklyn Heights Home
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 24, 2013

Professor of education Carola Suárez-Orozco and GSE&IS dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco reminisced about the garden at their former home in Brooklyn Heights in an article on the demand for properties with access to air and light in the crowded city in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


Gary Orfield: Fight for Civil Rights Still Has a Long Way to Go
Moyers and Company, July 24, 2013

The Moyers and Company website featured a column by Gary Oldfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, highlighting the accomplishments of the 1960s civil rights movement in the U.S. and outlining the work that still needs to be done to combat racial, economic and educational discrimination.

 

IDEA: Linked Learning High School Students More Likely to Go to College
KPCC, July 25, 2013

KPCC’s Pass | Fail blog highlighted a study by Marisa Saunders, a researcher with UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access (IDEA), and John Rogers, director of IDEA and an associate professor of education, showing that students who participate in “linked learning” programs at high schools, in which study plans are based on preparing for a specific career, are more likely to graduate and continue on to postsecondary education than their school counterparts.

 

John Rogers: Irvine Schools Experience Influx of Students
Orange County Register, July 26, 2013

John Rogers, director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was quoted in an article in the print edition of the Orange County Register about the challenges facing the Irvine Unified School District as Irvine’s school-age population increases dramatically.

 

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Bright Future for Hispanics is Bright Future for U.S.
Jambalaya News, July 25, 2013

GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco took part this month in a Town Hall discussion on issues surrounding education and the Hispanic immigrant population in the United States at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza. Jambalaya News, the oldest Spanish-language news outlet in the New Orleans-Baton Rouge area, quoted his remarks on the future of the U.S. as enhanced by Hispanic contributions to economy, society, and culture.

To see a video of the NCLR Town Hall, click here.

 

Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles: Schools, Race and Segregation
New York Times, July 31, 2013

An article in the New York Times about diversity and segregation in Missouri schools referenced research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that in many U.S. cities, African American and Latino students attend public schools where less than 10 percent of their classmates are white.

 

Race and Student Achievement Gaps
The American Prospect, July 31, 2013

An article in The American Prospect about research showing that lawmakers are more likely to introduce “teacher quality” legislation when achievement falls among white students than among black students cited research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA examining school diversity in Maryland.

 

Exploring Computer Science:Teaching Future Computer Scientists
MSNBC Today, July 31, 2013

A story that aired Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” about a nonprofit organization helping to teach computer programming and coding in public schools highlighted the Exploring Computer Science program, a partnership between Los Angeles public schools and Center X at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, which instructs students in computer science.

 

Daniel Losen: Race and School Suspensions
Syracuse Post-Standard, July 31, 2013

The Syracuse Post-Standard reported Wednesday that Daniel Losen, a researcher with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, has been hired by the Syracuse, N.Y., school district to analyze the district’s suspension trends. The article references a Civil Rights Project Report showing that minority students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the U.S.