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Innovating conferences

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Last year, after attending AERA’s conference in Denver, I wrote about the need for a digital makeover. I made several suggestions for the meeting: (1), provide free wifi, (2), embrace microblogging, and (3), stream symposiums online. My blog was mainly focused on uses of technology to not just improve the experience but […]

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Surviving and Thriving at AERA – I

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney AERA is the conference people love to hate:  It’s too large.  It’s too ideological.  It’s too non-ideological.  They privilege goofy qualitative research; they exclude experimental forms of qualitative research.  It’s too white.  It’s too pc.  It excludes younger scholars.  It bends over backwards to include younger scholars who aren’t ready to present […]

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First Friday with Dr. Mark DeFusco

By Mark DeFusco

 March Madness?  – And Now for Something Completely Different With apologies to the famous scholars, Monty Python, this month’s First Friday blog will focus on perceptions of America’s Higher Education industry.  I know that I risk ridicule when I speak of a higher education industry, but understanding that education in general is the second largest […]

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The Thursday Pop by Kristan Venegas

By Kristan Venegas

Class jumping & financial aid: Income vs. Wealth  So, I’m a class jumper, I’ve gone from extremely low income to being at least middle income. But I’m in no means wealthy. Every now and then, something happens that smacks me in the face to remind me. My Aunt Nancy died two weeks ago today.  It […]

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April Fool’s Edition

By Bill Tierney

UC and USC Involved in Major Trade The Presidents of the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Southern California (USC) were involved in a major trade this morning.  Apparently, both universities had the deal in the works for a few months but it almost fell apart at the last minute.  USC bought […]

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Leaders need to get their priorities straight

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Failure is an option and students don’t matter in the Los Angeles Unified School District. That’s the message Los Angeles’ city leaders are sending. Consider some numbers: LAUSD officials sent over 5,000 Reduction in Force (RIF) notices to teachers and staff. The district faces a $400 million deficit. John Deasy, the future […]

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Globalization and Study Tours for Graduate Students

By Bill Tierney

 by Bill Tierney I have now gone on two trips with PhD students ostensibly so that they might learn more about globalization and education.  The first trip was two years ago with Darnell Cole to Beijing and Shanghai; the most recent adventure with Gib Hentschke took us to Hong Kong and Singapore. We were more […]

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Education Abroad: Thoughts on China and Singapore (Part V)

By Stefani Relles

Last week, current doctoral students in Urban Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education traveled with faculty members Gib Hentschke and Bill Tierney to China and Singapore. Today, 21st Century Scholar finishes its series of blogs which highlights the preliminary research begun on this trip. For more information about the candidates, visit “Introducing our Ph.D. Students.” Lessons […]

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Education Abroad: Thoughts on China and Singapore (Part IV)

By Stefani Relles

Last week, current doctoral students in Urban Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education traveled with faculty members Gib Hentschke and Bill Tierney to China and Singapore. This week 21st Century Scholar presents a series of blogs which highlights the preliminary research begun on this trip. For more information about the candidates, visit “Introducing our Ph.D. Students.” […]

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Education Abroad: Thoughts on China and Singapore (Part III)

By Stefani Relles

Last week, current doctoral students in Urban Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education traveled with faculty members Gib Hentschke and Bill Tierney to China and Singapore. This week 21st Century Scholar presents a series of blogs which highlights the preliminary research begun on this trip. For more information about the candidates, visit “Introducing our Ph.D. Students.” […]

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