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Infusing Purpose and Inspiring Action – Isn’t that what education is about?

March 21, 2013 by | Education Issues

Common Core State Standards in Education The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are making their way into education and districts across the nation at different speeds.  While some districts are steeped in units of study and/or curriculum mapping, others are choosing to wait and proceed more slowly.  With either approach, I believe it is important

Suspension, Expulsion, and other ways to say, “Our way or the highway!”

March 12, 2013 by | Education Issues

I recently reviewed an analysis of suspension and expulsion data completed by Education Week.   These data originated from the U.S. Department of Education, wherein they examined race trends.  Some pretty savvy comments and questions were posted by readers.  They questioned the “lumping” of numbers, the gender inequity, and the lack of profiling schools as charter

Developing the reluctant leader

March 7, 2013 by | Education Issues

The reluctant leader We all take notice when a long, silent pause follows the big question, “What is Leadership?” The vastness of this question weighs heavily on us and we shy away from answering. The beauty of this question is leadership looks like many different things to different people. The round table discussion, “Developing the

Advice for a Student Teacher

December 3, 2012 by | Education Issues

A recent article in Education Week (Sawchuck, 2012) brings forth the issue of master teachers and their ability (or inability) to mentor student teachers. It tells of Summer Brewer’s first student-teaching experience, where the “master” teacher practiced the habit of worksheet marathons and desk sitting. According to Summer, the mentor spent most of her time

Chapman partners with barber-librarian

October 27, 2012 by | News

Chapman partners with barber-librarian By Jaimee Lynn Fletcher Orange County Register; Published October 27, 2012 Santa Ana barber-turned-community activist Ruebén Martínez has partnered with Chapman University to open Librería Martínez de Chapman University at Broadway and Third Street. The bookstore was previously named the Librería Martínez and Art Center, which

What would it take to close the Latino achievement gap?

September 20, 2012 by | Events

What would it take to close the Latino achievement gap?  That’s the question that a powerful, passionate group of teachers, administrators, authors, politicians and entrepreneurs and students asked at an invigorating all-day summit at Chapman University on Friday, September 14, aptly called the Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Summit, or CLAGS. This was the 4

The Hope for Audacity Book Trilogy

July 11, 2012 by | Faculty News

  Dean Don Cardinal, College of Educational Studies at Chapman University and Barry Kanpol, former dean in the College of Education and Public Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), wanted to see how the faculty at two universities, could work together to edit a series of books. The successful outcome of the

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