February 2024
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February 2024

Dear GSE Alums,

Greetings from campus! With January behind us, we are looking forward to brighter days with the promise of California sun. We have had heavy rains and hope that this will bring a bounty of spring flowers in the coming months.

We invite you to explore the latest developments in the GSE building construction. Should you find yourself on campus, consider taking a moment to witness the progress firsthand. Delve into a Tiny Lecture offering insights into the origins and evolution of Black History Month. Professor Sean Reardon's work on the uneven learning experiences during the pandemic is also featured in this issue. Discover the positive impact of short burst tutoring on student reading outcomes, and read about a global gathering of educators at Stanford discussing inclusive education. Explore how technology is reshaping education in an article that highlights its opportunities and pitfalls. Beyond GSE, Stanford's Town Center is undergoing a transformation. Learn about how you can contribute to the redesign process.

Recognize outstanding individuals in education by nominating a GSE alum for the Alumni Excellence in Education Award. Additionally, if you haven't registered for this year's AERA Stanford reception, we encourage you to do so. We look forward to connecting with you in Philadelphia!

Once again, we are grateful to have so much to look forward to together. Thank you for staying engaged and being a vital part of our alumni community. From the Farm, I send good wishes to you in your corner of the world.

I-Han Liang
Sr. Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement
Stanford Graduate School of Education
GSE construction: Looking forward
GSE construction
As the structure of the South building rises, the North building is undergoing a transformation with community, light, and functional spaces as the focus of a modern facility with strong ties to the past.
Origins of Black History Month
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We revisit Assistant Professor Michael Hines' Tiny Lecture discussing the beginnings and evolution of Black History Month.
Unequal recoveries
Sean Reardon interview
Stanford GSE professor Sean Reardon spoke with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on how the recovery from the pandemic may have worsened education inequalities.
Short burst tutoring
Short burst tutoring
Multiple brief sessions with a well-supported tutor in the classroom have the potential to make significant positive impact on the reading skills of young students.
GSE global conference on inclusive education
Inclusive Education Conference
Professors Elizabeth Kozleski and Alfredo Artiles recently hosted an event at Stanford that brought teams from the global south to share knowledge on inclusive education.
Classroom technology: What's next?
Tech in the classroom
Dean Schwartz and other education scholars discuss the ways in which current and developing technologies are reshaping education.
Stanford's Town Center Project
Town Center Project
Stanford is reimagining the center of campus to create a revitalized Town Center for the community. Learn more about the Town Center Project and how you can participate in the process of its redesign.
Nominate a GSE alum
Alumni Awards Nominating Committee
Celebrate outstanding education professionals by nominating GSE alums who are making extraordinary impacts. Nominations are due by April 1.
GSE reception at AERA
AERA in Philadelphia
Join us on Friday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. for Stanford's reception at AERA in Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you there.
Professional learning opportunities
Teaching Mathematics through Big Ideas in Middle Years
Thursday, March 14 | 8:30AM – 3:00PM PT

Join Jo Boaler and the youcubed team in this 1-day live online workshop to explore the Big Ideas for the middle years and how to use them to teach students in an engaging way, while covering all relevant mathematical standards.

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A Healthier Approach to College Admissions
March 19th, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:15PM PT

In this research-based workshop designed for 6-12 educators and college counselors, participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.

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