April 2016 Newsletter
Faculty, Students, Alumni Present at 2016 AERA

SoE is well-represented with presentations and administrative participation by faculty, students, and alumni at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), held April 8-12, in Washington, D.C. The 2016 theme is "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies." SoE Titles/Abstracts/Presenters 

Faculty and Doctoral Students Present at 2016 SRA
SRA Image

Faculty and doctoral students presented their research at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) held March 31-April 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. SRA promotes high-quality research to advance understanding and enhance the well-being of youth in a globalized world. Presentation Titles/Presenters

UCI School of Education Advances to #25 on National Rankings
UCI School of Education

UCI School of Education has been ranked #25 among U.S. Schools of Education by US News & World Report. The School has experienced a phenomenal advancement of 63 places since receiving its first ranking of #88 in 2007, and a $42 million dollar growth in research funding. Read more.

New Book from Professors Gottfried and Conchas
New Publication

When School Policies Backfire: How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students, edited by Michael Gottfried (UCSB) and Gilberto Conchas addresses important areas of education reform including middle school literacy, school accountability, minimum grading, school closures, school choice, and technology programs. Flyer 

SoE's Submission Selected for 2016 UCI Class Gift 
Veronica Newhart and Robot

Ph.D. student Veronica Newhart and Professor/Interim Dean Mark Warschauer collaborated on submitting SoE's successful entry for the UCI Class of 2016 senior gift: telepresence robots for chronically-ill UCI students. Read more.

Delivers Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture at ISU
Greg Duncan

Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan's lecture and accompanying PowerPoint, "Income Inequality and Healthy Families", delivered at Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences, is available for viewing (45 minutes + Q&A). Greg Duncan Lecture 

Research Cited in Supreme Court Amicus Brief
George Farkas

Research by Professor George Farkas and colleagues from their Social Forces paper on wage differences by legal status is cited in an Amicus Brief on the economics of (supporting) legalization that the Supreme Court will be hearing in April. Amicus Brief

Article Offers Practices & Activities for Promoting English Language Learning
Carol Booth Olson

Associate Professor Carol Booth Olson (pictured left), Professor Robin Scarcella, and Research Director Tina Matuchniak have published in Educational Leadership: "The Write Stuff." Their article offers research-based instructional practices and activities to help promote ELL's development of academic literacy. Abstract


The School of Education seeks to promote educational success and achievement of ethnically and economically diverse learners of all ages through our collective research, teaching, and service activities that foster learning and development in and out of school.