Research Update: Reimagining Educational Equity and Opportunity (REEO)

The COVID-19 pandemic required schools, educators, and families to pivot to new modes of learning and revealed pressing issues of access for families across Orange County. In July 2020, the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence awarded a group of School of Education professors a grant in its “Are We in This Together? Advancing Equity in the AgeContinue reading “Research Update: Reimagining Educational Equity and Opportunity (REEO)”

Research Update: Network Improvement Community Formed to Support Housing Insecure and Foster Youth

In August, 2020 the Spencer Foundation awarded OCEAN and project leads Dr. June Ahn, Dean Richard Arum, and Samueli Academy Executive Director Anthony Saba to work with local schools and community organizations. The grant supports the implementation of systems to support housing insecure and foster youth across Orange County. Fall quarter, Graduate Student Researchers ChrisContinue reading “Research Update: Network Improvement Community Formed to Support Housing Insecure and Foster Youth”

Research Update: OCEAN’s Work with Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative and Santa Ana Unified School District

Supported by the National Science Foundation, OCEAN partners with Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI) and the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to co-design out-of-classroom playful learning environments that promote children’s STEM learning. As part of this NSF supported project, called “Stimulating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the City: Co-Designing with Latinx FamiliesContinue reading “Research Update: OCEAN’s Work with Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative and Santa Ana Unified School District”

Research Update: High School Inc. Career Academies Prove Successful

In partnership with OCEAN, High School Inc. (HSI) seeks to further support Career Academies at Valley High School in an attempt to contribute to the college and career readiness of Valley High School students. Career Academies are part of the California Partnership Academies (CPA) model, which incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships,Continue reading “Research Update: High School Inc. Career Academies Prove Successful”