Superintendent Donald Evans invites you to join Onward and Upward, his speaker series on equity and excellence in education for the Berkeley community developed in partnership with the Berkeley Graduate School of Education.
It has been 50 years since the passage of the K-12 school integration plan for Berkeley’s public schools and the founding of the African American Studies Department at Berkeley High School. This speaker series is an opportunity for our community to find out what we now know about educational equity in policy and practice, and what more we can do to reaffirm our commitment to uplift every child in our public schools.
The superintendent’s speaker series is made possible with funding from the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund and is an extension of Berkeley’s 2020 Vision that was launched ten years ago by key civic and educational partners in pursuit of equitable educational outcomes for all students.
TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
Why Diversity Is Not Integration
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION BEYOND THE COLOR-BIND
In addition, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, and Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer an afternoon speaking event on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30pm at Berkeley High School. More information on the event webpage.
Earlier this year we were fortunate to have school desegregation icon and education advocate Sylvia Mendez visit and speak to the Sylvia Mendez School community on September 14, 2018. Naming the elementary school, formerly known as LeConte School, after Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Sylvia Mendez was especially fitting given that it happened in the same year that we are commemorating 50 years since Berkeley voluntarily desegregated all of its schools in 1968.
Prudence L. Carter is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. Her expertise ranges from issues of youth identity and race, class, and gender; urban poverty; social and cultural inequality; the sociology of education; and mixed research methods. She examines academic and mobility differences shaped by the effects of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Her books include the award-winning, Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (Oxford University Press, 2005). Among her professional affiliations, Dean Carter she is an elected a member of the National Academy of Education; the Sociological Research Association; and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. https://gse.berkeley.edu/people/prudence-l-carter
Jabari Mahiri holds the William and Mary Jane Brinton Family Chair in Urban Teaching at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. He is Faculty Advisor for the Bay Area Writing Project; a board member of the National Writing Project; and was a board member of the American Educational Research Association (2014 to 2017). Mahiri’s most recent book is Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind (Teachers College Press, 2017). Mahiri received UC Berkeley’s Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence; the Chancellor’s Award for Community Service; and the Leon Henkin Citation for Distinguished Service and Commitment to Equity and Diversity. https://gse.berkeley.edu/people/jabari-mahiri
Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, where he serves as Director of the School Psychology program; Faculty Director of the Academic Talent Development Program; and Faculty Director of the California College Preparatory Academy. His areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education; at-risk youth; cultural identities; scale development and validation; teacher effectiveness; time perspective; and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. With Rhona S. Weinstein, he co-edited Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High-School (Oxford University Press, 2016). https://gse.berkeley.edu/people/frank-c-worrell
Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation. He is also the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (2008); Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (2004); and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003). He welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.