In the spring 2005 issue, we feature a unique assignment created by Joanne Galli-Banducci for student teachers that asks them to reflect on their childhood experiences as readers. And a guest editorial, “This Is Not My High School System” by Teri Munger, contends that the current high school system does not prepare students to enter the workforce of the 21st Century.
The fall 2005 issue celebrated some major milestones for the young School of Education. We reported that contributions to the School increased by over 700 percent in 2004-05, and we graduated our largest class to date. We featured the accomplishments of two alumni: Mary Catherine Swanson (Credential ‘67), the founder of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and Dawn Imamoto Yamagucci, who was named the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s 2005 Outstanding Young Alumna.
In the winter 2005 issue, we feature a study, “Categorical School Finance: Who Gains, Who Loses?” by Thomas Timar. We spotlight Rebecca Ambrose and her research on how children solve mathematics problems. We announce the launch of our joint doctoral program with Sonoma State, Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and we feature an article, “You Say You Want a Revolution—It’s Here: Digital Television and Education,” by David Hosley, former president and general manager
of KVIE Public Television.
This was the School’s first issue of the Catalyst. In this issue, we introduce our alumni and friends to the founding dean of the School, Harold G. Levine. We feature an article by Winston Doby, former vice president for education outreach for the Univeristy of California, titled “UC Outreach and the Future. We announce our partnership with St. HOPE Public Schools and the UC Davis MIND Institute to establish a preschool in Oak Park, California, and we honor two alumni who were named California Teacher of the Year.
The fall Catalyst features numerous examples of the School’s innovative approach and commitment to doing what matters in the field and in the academy, from an article on our Young Scholars Program to our faculty’s vision for transforming teacher education to our contribution to the national and state conversation on how to meet the needs of all learners and ensure America’s leadership in innovation and technology. We also feature thoughts from the dean and faculty about the importance of advocating for the university in the face of unprecedented financial challenges.