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From cradle to kindergarten in Sacramento

by David Kirp

The buzz in Sacramento is that early childhood education might get a healthy infusion of state funds this year. It's a top priority in the Legislature, and Gov.Jerry Brown, while not leading the charge, appreciates the potential impact of giving kids a running start. There's overwhelming evidence of the l… More

Dazzling in the “Anti-Flash”

by Daniel Heimpel

Last month, the 25,000-member American Educational Research Association selected David Kirp’s “Improbable Scholars” for its 2014 Outstanding Book Award. The honor, reserved for education’s intellectual heavyweights, is not only a nod to Kirp’s scholarly achievement, but more, an ack… More

Robert Reich Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Goldman School congratulates Chancellor's Professor Robert B. Reich on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed upon academics and those in public life.  “The American Academy was founded in 1780,” says Dean Henry E. Brady. “It i… More

David Kirp Wins 2014 AERA Outstanding Book Award

The American Education Research Association (AERA) awarded its Outstanding Book Award to Professor David Kirp's 2013 publication, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools (Oxford University Press, 2013). The Outstanding Book Award was crea… More