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

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 from China and Singapore

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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Guest Blogger: Professor Linda Serra Hagedorn on The Academic Life

By Lorraine Solaegui

Part 5:  The Retirement Era of the Academic Life In this blog I examine the retirement years for academics and conclude the Academic Life series.  Today, I expand upon what awaits professors in the “academic afterlife”. My comments are based on deep conversations with several emeritus faculty.  I confess that the more I learned from […]

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Guest Blogger: Professor Linda Serra Hagedorn on The Academic Life

By Lorraine Solaegui

Part Four:  The Academic Life and the Case of the Full Professor Finally, full professor!!  Living the life of the mind in the ivory tower complete with tenure, security, respect.  This is the rank that academics yearn for their entire careers.  In fact, my interviews and discussions with full professors did reveal a higher level […]

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