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Sacramento: Increasing Equality in California Schools

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Wed, February 27, 2019
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Crocker Art Museum - Historic Ballroom
216 O St, Sacramento CA 95814
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GSE Alumni Relations

Dan Schwartz, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, invites you and fellow alumni and friends to participate in this community conversation with Professors Michael Kirst and Guadalupe Valdes about how policy and research play an indelible role in transforming excellence in our school creating the best conditions for education success.

This event is brought to you in partnership by the Sacramento Stanford Association and the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

About The Speakers

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University. In 2011, Kirst became the President of the California State Board Of Education for the second time. Professor Kirst was a member of the California State Board of Education (1975/1982) and its president from 1977 to 1981. As a policy generalist, Professor Kirst has published articles on school finance politics, curriculum politics, intergovernmental relations, as well as education reform policies.

Guadalupe Vald├ęs is the Bonnie Katz Tennenbaum Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she specializes in language pedagogy and applied linguistics. Her work has focused on the English-Spanish bilingualism of Latinos in the United States and on discovering and describing how two languages are developed, used, and maintained by individuals who become bilingual in immigrant communities.

Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE). An expert in human learning and educational technology, Schwartz oversees a laboratory whose computer-focused developments in science and math instruction permit original research into fundamental questions of learning. His book, The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work and When to Use Them, distills learning theories into practical solutions for use at home or in the classroom. NPR noted the book among the "best reads" for 2016.

About the Improving Lives Through Learning Tour

For more than 100 years, Stanford Graduate School of Education has been committed to rigor, daring, and relevance in education research, practice, and policy. The Improving Lives Through Learning Tour shares how the school continues to build upon that legacy through local conversations about the future of learning.

About Stanford Graduate School of Education

The mission of Stanford Graduate School of Education is to produce groundbreaking research, model programs, and exceptional leaders in education to achieve equitable, accessible, and effective learning for all.

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