In the News: March 2014

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 UCLA Ed and IS in recent national and international media.

 

Daniel Losen: Suspensions of Minority, Disabled Students
Featured in The Huffington Post, March 3, 2014

A column in The Huffington Post about the challenges facing young men of color in the U.S. cited a study led by Daniel Losen, a researcher with Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA, that found that black students, disabled students and English-language learners are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the United States.

Patricia Gándara: California Has Most Dual-Language Learning Programs in Nation
Quoted in Education Week, March 4, 2014

Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA and a professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was quoted in an Education Week article about a bill in the California Senate that would lift some of the restrictions on bilingual education for English-language learners.

Jane Margolis: Women and Computer Science
Quoted in the San Jose Mercury News, March 5, 2014

An article in the San Jose Mercury News about the low number of female computer science students in the U.S. referenced “Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing,” a book co-written by Jane Margolis, a senior researcher at UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access. Margolis was quoted.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: Generation Gap May Widen With “Gray-Brown” Divide
Quoted in the New York Post, March 8, 2014

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and distinguished professor of education, was quoted Saturday in a New York Post op-ed about whether it is possible to continue funding programs like Medicare and Social Security in place without bankrupting younger generations.

Margaret Heritage: Wired Classrooms and Student Assessment
Quoted in Education Week, March 10, 2014

An article in Education Week about whether new digital learning technologies can help teachers better track how and how much students are learning featured the expertise of Margaret Heritage, assistant director for professional development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. Heritage was quoted.

Nicole Mirra: Will Common Core Make Us Better?
Op-Ed in the Washington Post, March 12, 2014

The Washington Post features an op-ed by Nicole Mirra, a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, arguing that Common Core academic standards do not promote or strengthen civic life and responsibilities among school children.

HERI: Cost Influences College Choice More Than Ever
Featured and Quoted in LA Weekly, March 12; The Christian Science Monitor, March 12; and the Washington Post, March 13, 2014

LA Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post cited the annual nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, which shows that more college freshmen than ever before say cost and financial aid incentives were major factors in their choice of school. Kevin Eagan, assistant professor of education and interim director of UCLA’s Cooperative Institutional Research Program, was quoted in LA Weekly.

Jean-François Blanchette: Digital Versus Print
Quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 10, 2014

The book, “Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents” (MIT, 2012) by Jean-François Blanchette was referenced in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the growing debate in archives of paper vs. digital documents. The associate professor of information studies was quoted.

Eva Baker: Digital Simulations Emphasize Problem Solving
Quoted in Education Week, March 10, 2014

CRESST C0-Director Eva Baker was quoted in Education Week on the growing adoption of digital assessments and simulations to measure learning.

Daniel Losen: Schools Do Discriminate Against Students of Color
Quoted in The Huffington Post, March 13, 2014

Daniel Losen, a researcher with Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA, was quoted in a Huffington Post article about the disproportionate number of African-American students and students with disabilities who are suspended from school.

Kevin Eagan: Cost Influences College Choice More Than Ever
Quoted by the Associated Press, March 16, 2014

The Associated Press reported Sunday on the nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, which found that more college freshmen than ever before said cost and financial aid incentives were major factors in their choice of school. Kevin Eagan, assistant professor of education and interim director of UCLA’s Cooperative Institutional Research Program, was quoted. Survey findings on the amount of homework high school seniors generally have were highlighted today by USA Today.

HERI: High School Seniors and Homework
Featured in the Detroit Free Press, March 18, 2014

Data from the Freshman Survey, which is conducted annually by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is featured in an article in the Detroit Free Press on the amount of homework that high school seniors receive.

HERI: Cost Influences College Choice More Than Ever
Featured on KNBC-Channel 4, March 15, 2014

KNBC-Channel 4 reported on the annual nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, which found that more college freshmen than ever before say cost and financial aid incentives were major factors in their choice of school.

Daniel Losen: Suspensions of Minority Students
Featured in the Washington Post, March 14, 2014

An article in the Washington Post about a new report on discipline in schools cited a study led by Daniel Losen, a researcher with Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA, that found that students of color and disabled students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the United States.

HERI: Are Kids Really Getting More Homework?
Featured in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, March 19, 2014

An article in the New Jersey Star-Ledger about American parents complaining that their children are given too much homework cited findings from the nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute showing that the percentage of college freshmen who had six hours or more of homework a week during their senior year of high school dropped significantly between 1986 and 2012.

Sandra Graham: Blame Shouldn’t Be on the Bullied
Quoted in Today.com, March 19, 2014

Sandra Graham, professor of education, was quoted in a Today.com article about a 9-year-old boy who was told by school administrators to stop bringing his “My Little Pony” backpack to school to avoid being bullied.

Daniel Losen: Suspensions of African American Students
Quoted in the New York Times and Associated Press, March 21, 2014

Daniel Losen, a researcher with the Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA, was interviewed by KNX-1070 AM, KFWB-980 AM, New York’s WCBS-880 AM and other radio stations nationwide about a U.S. Department of Education report showing that black students are suspended and expelled at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the United States. Losen is quoted on the subject in New York Times and Associated Press articles.

Gary Orfield: Segregation and New York Schools
Quoted in the New York Daily News, March 27; WOLB-1010, March 28, 2014

Research by the Civil Rights Project/ProyectoDerechosCiviles at UCLA showing that New York state has the most racially segregated public schools in the nation was highlighted Thursday by the New York Daily News and Friday by Maryland’s WOLB-1010 AM. Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project and a professor of education, was quoted and interviewed in the coverage.