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October 2016 Newsletter

REEd RECEIVES MAJOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANTS

Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) has received two awards from the U.S. Department of Education. The first is a $2.5 million National Professional Development grant and aims to build instructional capacity system-wide to meet the needs of young English learners in Los Angeles Unified School District, Robla School District, and Boston Public Schools. The second is a $3.2 million Improving Teacher Quality grant, an augmentation award that will allow REEd to continue its efforts to ensure teacher support is an integral component of every professional growth system in California. 

WELCOME BARBARA CELLI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Barbara Celli has joined the School of Education as Executive Director of Development and External Relations. Barbara has 12 years of experience at UC Davis, most recently as Senior Director of Development at the World Food Center. Barbara is passionate about UC Davis and the ways in which the university can advance research and education solutions that change the world. Learn more about Barbara here.

RAD CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR STRUGGLING K-12 READERS

Does your child or teen have trouble reading? The Reading and Academic Development (RAD) Center, directed by School of Education Professor Emily Solari, provides sliding-scale assessment and intervention services for school-age children who are struggling with reading. The Center also conducts and disseminates leading-edge, evidence-based research on an array of reading problems. Learn more about RAD Center services here.

SANDI REDENBACH AND KEN GELATT STEM SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF DEAN LEVINE

We’ve reported on Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt’s scholarship gift in honor of Dean Levine, and how Tom and Nancy Patten offered to match additional gifts to the scholarship up to a total of $10,000. We’re pleased to share that we’ve reached that goal! Our deepest appreciation to all the generous donors who contributed to this honorary scholarship. Additional donations of any size are always welcome. Donate today.

PHOTOS FROM DEAN’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LUNCHEON

We celebrated many of our most generous donors on October 11 at the Dean’s Leadership Circle luncheon. This annual event brings together donors and scholarship recipients, and as always the tables were buzzing as guests shared stories about teaching and learning. See photos from the event here. Want to participate next year? Learn more about supporting the School of Education.

TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE IN EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES

If you missed sujatha baliga’s presentation “Happy Grown Ups Trickle Down: Beloved Communities and Restorative Practice” on October 17, it’s now available to watch in full online. Our thanks to sujatha for sharing her expertise at our first Transformative Justice in Education Speaker Series event. 

FALL WELCOME PHOTO GALLERY

Check out the photo gallery from our September 20 Fall Welcome event! We were so glad to share an evening with new and returning students, faculty, family members and alumni. This was an opportunity for members of our community to meet Interim Dean Paul Hastings as well. We look forward to next year’s event!

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