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January 2019 Newsletter

Erin Entrada Kelly

College Opportunity Programs move to School of Education, Words Take Wing welcomes Newbery-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly and more news from the School of Education

College Opportunity Programs Move to School of Education

We are pleased to announce that as of January 2, 2019, the UC Davis College Opportunity Programs have been transferred from Student Affairs to the School of Education and will be administered by Renee Newton of our Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) center. The College Opportunity Programs, including Educational Talent Search, GEAR UP and Upward Bound, provide academic preparation services to over 8,000 junior and senior high and college students and families each year, financed primarily by funding from the US Department of Education. Services span grades 7-16 and are offered both on the UC Davis campus and at middle and high school sites throughout Sacramento, Solano, Yolo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity and Tehama counties. 


December 2018 Newsletter

School of Education Shakespeare partnership has a new name and expanded mission, new report from UC Davis and CDE provides crucial foundation for college and career readiness research, and more news from the School of Education

School of Education Shakespeare Partnership Has a New Name and Expanded Mission

Center for Shakespeare in Diverse ClassroomsSince 2005, more than 300 teaching credential students and practicing teachers in the community have received professional development through School of Education programs provided in partnership with Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our long-established partnership with Globe Education and re-named it the Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms


New report from UC Davis and California Department of Education provides crucial foundation for college and career readiness research

As our global community continues to shift the labor market and rapidly redefine what is needed for a successful career, a college degree seems more important than ever before. High school students across the nation are well aware of this, and enrollment in postsecondary institutions continues to rise. According to newly published data, 63 percent of California’s high school graduates are enrolling in college, and in some California counties that statistic jumps as high as 75 percent.


New Research Finds Just One Same-Race Teacher Can Impact Students’ Lives

Having an elementary teacher who looks like you can make a big impact. According to new research conducted by School of Education Associate Professor Cassandra Hart, we can now measure that impact more precisely.


November 2018 Newsletter

School of Education researchers contribute to major analysis of PreK-12 education in California, CANDEL student and alumna appointed to UC Davis Student Affairs leadership positions, and more news from the School of Education

School of Education Researchers Contribute to Major Analysis of PreK-12 Education in California

Michal Kurlaender  Over the past decade, California’s PreK-12 education system has seen a variety of reforms—new academic standards and assessments, the Local Control Funding Formula, advancements in data systems—yet despite these changes, a new research project reports that California lags behind other states when it comes to important educational metrics. California’s students still face some of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, schools continue to see a lack of adequate funding and many young Californians miss out on high-quality early childhood education.

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