In May 2015, UC Irvine was offered a donation of $6 million from the nonprofit the Dharma Civilization Foundation. Such an endowment, in these hard fi...
Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right. A cultural and religious war is raging in which Western academics are the enemy.
If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.
All my life, I have heard only one story about California Indians: godless, dirty, stupid, primitive, ugly, passive, drunken, immoral, lazy, weak-willed people who might make good workers if properly trained and motivated. What kind of story is that to grow up with?
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has held several arts training events based on a groundbreaking program called "Creativity at the Core" in advance of the broader vision.
Seventy percent of voters say that "Stopping Wall Street and corporations from taking over schools for profits" was important in deciding who to vote for, including 56 percent who said it was very important.
My assumptions about history began to change 13 years ago. I was teaching a class called Media, Stereotyping and Violence when the tragic events of 9/11 overtook our lives. In the days that followed, my students and I confronted a question: Is all this violence inevitable?
Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life.
How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?
The ongoing discourse before, during and after the Vergara trial decision has tried to blame teachers and further the idea that current policies keep ineffective teachers in low-performing school districts and perpetuate unequal outcomes. Our research suggests voters do not agree with this causality.
As humans we are compelled to create, to play, to love and to communicate through movement -- after all, gesture was our first language. Dance gives us life and brings us joy and hope.
As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.
As home to one in eight children in America, California is poised to lead the nation with the introduction of a landmark bill that will expand and improve transitional kindergarten (TK) to serve all four-year-olds.
The entire value proposition of the sector is under siege. Many claim that we are not producing enough capable graduates because we are not doing our jobs well. And we spend too much doing it.
I'm sure many people in the audience were wondering why CCA, a school of the arts, chose a scientist for this honor. What could a world-renowned physicist say that would resonate with a group of artists, architects, designers, curators, and writers?
As educators, we're painted, sometimes fairly, as a pretty divisive and ideological bunch. It's against this backdrop that I find myself hopeful and grateful for the recent process spearheaded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.