The Faculty Senate heard reports from Vice Provost for Graduate Education Patricia Gumport M.A. ’82 M.A. ’86 Ph.D. ’87 and Dean of the Graduate School of Education Claude Steele at its meeting Thursday.
“In education, it is the worst of times and the best of times,” said Claude Steele, dean of the Stanford School of Education, at a lunchtime presentation Tuesday that discussed a partnership between Stanford and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Steele opened the event by stating that this “partnership is a model for how schools of education can relate to real school districts.”
East Palo Alto Academy High School, the only remaining branch of Stanford New Schools, has seen relative stability this fall after facing turmoil since spring 2010, when the school board denied the school’s request for a five-year charter renewal, instead granting a two-year extension through this year.
Over 1,000 attendees gathered Saturday morning in Maples Pavilion for the sixth annual Reunion Homecoming Roundtable at Stanford, titled this year “Education Nation 2.0: Redefining K-12 education in America before it redefines us.”
Columbia University provost Claude Steele will be the University’s next School of Education dean, according to a press release from the University. Steele, who taught at Stanford from 1991 to 2009, will assume his position September 1, succeeding current dean Deborah Stipek.