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Make School a Democracy

by David Kirp

In a one-room rural schoolhouse an hour’s drive from this city in a coffee-growing region of Colombia, 30 youngsters ages 5 to 13 are engrossed in study. In most schools, students sit in rows facing the teacher, who does most of the talking. But these students are grouped at tables, each corresponding t… More

Derek Turner (MPP ‘06) on Net Neutrality

Derek Turner (MPP ‘06) began working on policy related to internet while a student at the Goldman School. For the past decade, he has been the research director for Free Press, a nonprofit organization specializing in media policy. He spoke us about his decades-long experience advocating for Net Neutrality a… More

Press Release: Journalism for Social Change

First MOOC of its Kind Teaches Students to Use Journalism for Social Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 26, 2015                                               BERKELEY, CA – On March 4th the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy… More

GSPP Students named Global Development Fellows

Can movie screenings have a social impact in rural Southeast Asia? This summer, GSPP student Cesar Zulaica hopes to find out. He and fellow GSPP student Diogo Prosdocimi are two of a handful of UC Berkeley graduate students selected to be a part of USAID’s Global Development Fellowship, which supports &ldqu… More