April 2015 Newsletter
Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant
Mark Warschauer
Professor and Associate Dean Mark Warschauer has been awarded a Spencer Foundation Grant: "From Keystrokes to Achievement Scores: The Main, Mediating, and Moderating Effects of Computer Use on Writing."
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Delivers Keynote Address at LaP Scientific Conference in Finland
Akaslompolo Finlans

Assistant Professor Susanne Jaeggi delivered the keynote address at the Learning and Plasticity Conference in Äkäslompolo, Finland: "The Benefits and Challenges of Brain Training."
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School Hosts Spring Alumni Event and Job Fair
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Over 200 alumni and students participated in workshops, networking, and employment opportunities during the School of Education's Spring Alumni Event held April 18th.
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Dean's OpEd Published in The Hill 
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Dean Deborah Lowe Vandell's article published in The Hill urges Congress to "follow the research and support after-school programs."
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Faculty and Students Present at 2015 AERA
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Faculty and doctoral students presented current research findings at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting.
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Faculty and Students Present at SREE
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Faculty and student presentations at the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2015 conference highlighted the conference theme: "Learning Curves: Creating and Sustaining Gains from Early Childhood through Adulthood." 
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Students and Faculty Volunteer at Orange County Head Start Festival
Head Start Reading Area

Faculty and students volunteered at the book distribution booth and the reading area during Orange County Head Start, Inc.'s 8th Annual Family Festival.
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School of Education Volunteers Help with Very Special Arts
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Under the guidance of Lecturer Kimberly Burge, 54 School of Education student teachers manned various workshop areas at the Very Special Arts Festival held April 18 at the Westfield Mall in Santa Ana. Pictured: MAT students Kenny Nguyen (left), Natalie Beth Markus (center).
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Freedom Writers Premieres New Documentary at UC Irvine
Erin Gruwell
Erin Gruwell and members of her 1995 class at Woodrow Wilson High premiere "Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War" at UC Irvine.
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