As negotiated rule-making continues around the country in anticipation of new...
by Randy Clemens The Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandated a study of educational opportunity among students. In 1966 James Coleman presented the Equality of Educational Opportunity Study. Known as the Coleman Report, the findings were and are striking. They led to a shift of focus from inputs to outputs, from money spent to scores attained. […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney Oscars are upon us. I admit to the guilty pleasure of watching them, which is a pure waste of time, especially since with TiVo I could just fast-forward through the commercials. I’m also on an awards committee for AERA and have been on several others over the last few years. I’ve been […]
Guilbert C. Hentschke is currently working at King Saud University as the first Fulbright Scholar awarded to Saudi Arabia in more than four years. Dr. Hentschke is the Richard T. Cooper and Mary Catherine Cooper Chair in Public School Administration at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. “New to me:” Education notes by Dr. […]
By June Ahn
Did LAUSD make the right move with their school choice decisions?
By Bill Tierney
21st Century Scholar celebrates Black History Month 2010. From the piece Peaceful Warrior, Billy Taylor’s ”Heritage: If You Are Really Concerned Then Show It” is a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/black-history-month/heritage-if-you-are-really-concerned-then-show-it.html
by Randy Clemens The Los Angeles Unified School District has a problem, a reported $640 million deficit problem. Rather than staff or permanent salary reductions, Supt. Cortines recently suggested cutting the school-year by six days, including five instructional. Of course, no one likes the idea (except for students, maybe). The suggestion, however, illustrates just how dire LAUSD’s fiscal crisis is. Cortines’ words also highlight […]
By Bill Tierney
by Bill Tierney I mentioned at the start of the year that I’ve switched to Kindle, but that’s not all. My reading habits have changed dramatically over the last few years. Even I am beginning to find the newspaper a bit old-fashioned as the Los Angeles Times makes the paper thinner and the sections smaller. […]
Ed St. John finishes a week-long discussion about college access in the current recession with the following post: The next generation by Ed St. John Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Higher Education University of Michigan We have a lot to learn from students. In an exchange among Gates Millennium Scholars, a student responded to […]
Our week of college access discussion continues with another post curated by Ed St. John, Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Higher Education at University of Michigan “What action can we take as educators, researchers, policy makers, and social activists to enable more underrepresented people to acquire academic capital?” by Amy S. Fisher Graduate Student Center […]
In his 5-part series about college access challenges in the current recession, Ed St. John invites the following commentary from Laura Perna, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. College access in the current recession by Laura W. Perna Associate Professor Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania Postsecondary education is clearly important to the nation’s […]