In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) brings together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and visiting scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.
Students in the College of Education's Family and Human Services (FHS) program have been busy. Since 1998 the program has seen 1,554 students who, as a matter of course, have contributed 883,140 hours of work with vulnerable members of the Eugene/Springfield community and into the rest of Lane County. The value of their work has now surpassed the $20 million mark - $20,385,113.40 to be exact.
David Conley, director of the COE's Center for Educational Policy Research, participated in a Q&A for WalletHub, a website geared toward personal finance. The website recently released its 2015 list of America's Most and Least Educated Cities. Eugene ranks No. 30 overall (Ann Arbor, MI ranks No. 1).
See WalletHub for Conley's perspectives on the rankings.
The University of Oregon College of Education (COE) has now received nearly $11.5 million in grants as of July 1, 2015 from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Though grant awards to the COE come from a variety of government agencies and foundations, IES grants are typically among the most competitive.
Summaries of the grants and their principal investigators (PI):
Jeffrey Todahl, director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oregon College of Education, and Phyllis Barkhurst, director of the 90by30 Initiative, described the center's plans for reducing child abuse in Lane County at a meeting of the City Club of Eugene.
Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.
But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain why some adolescents are especially impulsive when it comes to sex, according to a study published Wednesday inChild Development.