FORA.tv Speaker - Russell Rumberger
A faculty member at U.C. Santa Barbara since 1987, Russell Rumberger, has published widely in several areas of education: education and work; the schooling of disadvantaged students, particularly school dropouts and linguistic minority students; school effectiveness; and education policy.
Rumberger has been conducting research on school dropouts for the past 25 years and has written over 27 research papers and essays on school dropouts. He also served as a member of the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute of Statistical Sciences/Education Statistics Services Institute Task Force on Graduation, Completion, and Dropout Indicators (2004) and as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn (2003).
As director of the California Dropout Research Project, Rumberger will synthesize existing research and undertake new research to inform policymakers and the larger public about the nature of, and potential solutions to, the dropout problem in California.
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