The faculty at the School of Education are committed to bridging
research and practice for the benefit of schools and learners.
They do their work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary
environment that favors innovation and cooperation with all
segments of education.
Professor Jamal Abedi has received a 2014 Distinguished Scholarly
Public Service Award from the UC Davis Academic Senate. The award
recognizes significant contributions to the world, nation, state
and/or local community through distinguished public service. Up
to four (4) awards are made annually.
In recognition of his scholarship on the use of language among
Black and Latino youth in urban English Language Arts classrooms,
the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research
(NCTEAR) has honored Danny C. Martinez, assistant professor of
education, with an award for his continued work to increase
diverse perspectives into how we examine language and literacy in
multicultural and multilingual communities.
Cary Trexler, associate professor in the School of Education and
the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, received a
three-year $500,000 grant from the United States Agency for
International Development’s (USAID) Horticulture Collaborative
Research and Support Program to enhance vegetable production by
small farmers in Cambodia and Vietnam.
Professor Jamal Abedi and UCLA’s CRESST Director Joan Herman have
been named to the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
Technical Advisory Committee. The Consortium includes more than
30 states working collaboratively to prepare all students for
college and careers by creating a comprehensive assessment system
in mathematics and language arts. Read more here.
Professors Jamal Abedi, principal investigator, and Paul Heckman,
co-investigator, received a five-year $3.2 million dollar grant
from the National Science Foundation. Work on “Formative
Assessment in Mathematics: Current Status and Guidelines for
Future Developments” starts on September 1, 2010.
Heidi Ballard, an assistant professor in the School of Education,
has been selected to be a 2010-2011 UC Davis Hellman Fellow and
will receive an award of $20,409 to be used in support of her