Professor Derek Van Rheenen takes a look back and ahead at the legal mandate aimed at bringing gender equity to educational institutions that receive federal funding. "In 1971, just one out of every 27 varsity high school athletes was female; ten years ago, it was one in three. Now, girls make up more than 4 out of every 10 American high school athletes. That’s phenomenal!" Van Rheenen said.
The Berkeley School of Education's teacher preparation program—formerly known as Berkeley Educators for Equity or BE3—is now the Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP). The new name comes with a new vision to meet challenges in public education as BTEP is more directly linking theory and practice, deepening relationships between school and community partners, and infusing a focus on equity throughout the curriculum.
Listen to this audio profile of Professor Chunyan Yang, a school psychologist and expert on risk, resilience, and the climate and culture of school communities. Growing up in rural China, being the first in her family to attend college in a big city, and pursuing her education in three different countries has had a profound impact on her and her work.