Russell B. Rumberger, Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, University of California, Professor of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara, and current director of the California Dropout Research Project, will give a lecture title "Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It." Dr. Rumberger has published widely in areas such as the schooling of disadvantaged students, dropouts and linguistic minority students, school effectiveness, and education policy.
Teachers College, Columbia University is an institution with a rich and distinguished record in the field of education. Decade after decade, since its founding in 1887, the College has anticipated concerns and acted with initiatives to advance educational reforms and issues. With its tradition of innovation and insights, the College is one of the leading schools of education in the country, if not the world, embracing three fields: education, psychology and health.