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Ensuring High Schools Develop 21st Century Skills in all California Students

Russ Rumberger, Professor, Gevirtz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
  • Ensuring High Schools Develop 21st Century Skills in all California Students
  • 2014-05-08T05:00:00-07:00
  • 2014-05-08T06:00:00-07:00
  • Russ Rumberger, Professor, Gevirtz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
When
May 08, 2014 from 05:00 AM to 06:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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(916) 445-5100
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High schools play a critical role in developing the 21st century skills that students will need for long-term success in college and the labor market.  Yet high school graduation rates and college readiness indicators reveal that many high schools in California are not fulfilling this role.  This presentation will examine the challenges facing California high schools and some strategies for improving their performance.

A faculty member at UC Santa Barbara since 1987, Professor Rumberger has published widely in several areas of education: education and work; the schooling of disadvantaged students, particularly school dropouts and linguistic minority students; school effectiveness; and education policy. He has been conducting research on school dropouts for the past 30 years and has written over 40 research papers and essays on the topic. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Increasing High School Students’ Engagement and Motivation to Learn, which issued the highly regarded volume, Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn (2003). He was a member on the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences panel that produced the Dropout Prevention Practice Guide (2008). He completed a book, Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It, published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2011. He served as the Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, University of California Office of the President from 2010-2012. He currently directs the California Dropout Research Project, which is producing a series of reports and policy briefs about the dropout problem in California and a state policy agenda to improve California’s high school graduation rate. Professor Rumberger received a Ph.D. in Education and a M.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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