Summer 2009 Retreat

Summer 2009 Retreat

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life after RAGE

After graduating in May, I continued to work on-campus in an advising office and and on the Blue & Gold Yearbook staff. In June we finished final proofing of the 2009 edition, which actually includes a spread on Ed190!
In August, I started a new position as a research assistant at a research firm here in Berkeley. The company specializes in education research, including evaluation and policy analysis in all areas of the education pipeline: K-12, transition to college/career, postsecondary, etc. with the goal of improving current policy, promoting best practices, and expanding educational access for youth and adults.

It's been a valuable experience thus far, especially learning more about education policy and delving more into the research/literature. I'm currently helping with a project to assist California with its application for the "Race to the Top" stimulus funds, as well as quantitative analysis for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The Broad Prize is an annual award that honors the urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority students. The work that these districts are doing is really inspiring. (link:

My work and outlook have been consistently informed by Ed190, and I am incredibly inspired by the diverse work that Ed190 alumni are doing -- it's so clear that this course has impacted us; that there is a strength in this community that inspires how we live our lives and work toward change.

There is a growing community of educators, administrators, parents, non-profits, politicians... all around this country working toward these aims. I hope we all continue to be a part of this discourse and movement :D

- Caitlin Green
RAGE: Rebuilding a Greater Education
Class of 2009

P.S. A few links I can't help but share:

"Teach Your Teachers Well"

"The Value of Negative Learning: How Traditional Education Can Produce Nontraditional Educators"


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