Monday, August 20 , 2018, 12:40 pm | Partly Cloudy 77º


UCSB Symposium to Explore Paths to Educational Success

Public education issues to draw attention, discussion from school officials, academics and policy makers.

Choosing the best paths to educational success will be the subject of a UCSB policy-day symposium that is intended to become an annual summit of faculty and local school officials and policy makers.

The Jan. 11 event, hosted by UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the Division of Social Sciences, is free and open to the public. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Corwin Pavilion.

Panel discussions will delve into two of the thorniest issues facing public educators today: the achievement gap separating students of differing ethnicities, and the inequities putting lower-income students at a disadvantage. The panels also will explore ways to promote policy that produces positive changes.

The luncheon speaker will be Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.Her talk is titled “Diversity, School Choice, and Opportunities to Learn Math and Science: Policy Changes in a Post-Seattle and Louisville Legal Landscape.”

Invited panelists include:

• Kathy Boomer, Goleta Union School District superintendent
• Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara
• Bill Cirone, Santa Barbara County schools superintendent
• Jane Close Conoley, dean of the Gevirtz School
• Paul Cordeiro, Carpinteria Union School District superintendent
• Richard Durán, Gevirtz School professor
• Delaine Easton, distinguished professor of educational leadership at Mills College and a former state schools superintendent
• Lorraine McDonnell, UCSB political zcience professor
• Melvin L. Oliver, dean of UCSB’s Division of Social Sciences
• Russell Rumberger, Gevirtz School professor
• Brian Sarvis, Santa Barbara School Districts superintendent
• John Yun, Gevirtz School professor
• Rebecca Zwick, Gevirtz School professor

Seating is limited. To reserve a space, contact Suzanne Oliver, Gevirtz School community relations director, at 805.893.2460 or [email protected].

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth Wagner
"I consider myself to be an up front and honest agent and willing to talk my clients out of purchasing a property that isn’t right for them or won’t meet their needs in a year or two."

Full Profile >