UC Davis School of Education Associate Professor Heather Rose has
written an article mapping out the principals for a rational
school finance system in California. In the article, she
describes how Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding
Formula meet many of the principals outlined and juxtaposes the
new proposal against California’s current system. The article
appears in the May/June 2013 issue of Leadership, a
magazine published by the Association of California School
Access the magazine online here. Rose’s article appears on
UC Davis School of Education alumni are featured in three moving
videos about foster youth scholars and their mentors. In the
first video, Lynn Romano (Credential ’12, MA ’13), the 2011-12
recipient of the School’s Guardian Teacher
Scholarship, talks about her journey to earning her teaching
credential and her dream of becoming a teacher.
Camps are for students going into 5th, 6th or 7th grade.
At first glance it may appear to be all fun and games but, this
camp experience prepares students for the rigors of high school
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes. The
thinking, creative problem‐solving and collaboration skills that
at STEM Summer Camp will benefit them for a lifetime.
Campers will learn and apply new skills in researching colleges
and universities that match their aptitudes and interests. Topics
will include finding the right college fit, understanding
competitive admissions at highly selective colleges, analyzing
academic records, choosing a major, developing personal
statements and essays, understanding requirements of The Common
Application, CSU, and UC applications, and exploring
financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
Garrett DeHond: Best Talk in Education
($1,000) for “Assisting ESL Students in UWP 1 Through
Supplemental Online Grammar Instruction”
Rosa Manza: Best Student Organized Session,
Second Place ($1,000) for “Implementation of Community Based,
Multi-Year, Multifaceted Program in Mexican-Origin, Rural
Communities in California’s Central Valley.”
Two other graduate students in education presented:
Bahareh Abhari (Paper Finalist) for “Factors
Relating to the Experiences of Childhood Physical Abuse and
Implications in the U.S. Legal System”
Heather Breen (Poster Presentation) for “Moving
Forward by Looking Back: Using Staff and Participant Perceptions
of a Physical Activity Promotion Program for Program Improvement
Professor Jamal Abedi, an internationally respected scholar in
area of educational testing and assessment, has been selected for
a 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the National Association
of Test Directors. He was nominated by Dr. Zollie Stevenson of
the U.S. Department of Education.
The School of Education publishes a Research News Brief three
times a year.
Download a print version of the April 2013 edition. This
issue highlights research presented by our faculty, researchers,
and students at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American
Educational Research Association, April 27–May 2.
Dave Gordon, Superintendent of the Sacramento County Office of
Education and a member of the School’s Board of Advisors talks
with Beth Ruyak about federal sequestration’s impact on area
Listen to the interview here.
Heather Rose, associate professor in the UC Davis School of
Education and Margaret Weston, a PhD student in the School and a
PPIC research fellow, wrote an analysis
of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently announced plan for school finance
reform. The analysis was done under the auspices of the Public
Policy Institute of California.
Michal Kurlaender, associate professor in the UC Davis School of
Education and Matthew F. Larsen, a postdoctoral teaching fellow
in economics at Tulane University, recently released a study on how high
school achievement tests can be good predictors of how students
will fare in community college. The researchers also point out a
“disturbing” achievement gap, with Latino and black students
being less likely than their Asian and white peers to take and
pass transfer-level college courses. And that the gap occurs even
among students who performed well on their high school tests.
Read Paul Fain’s article at
Inside Higher Ed.