SPRING 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Research, Teaching, Outreach
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Why They Stay America doesn’t have a problem finding math and science teachers. It has a problem keeping them. Of the 25,000 math and science teachers who leave the profession each year, only 7,000 of them actually retire. Find out why they leave, and why CGU’s Teacher Education graduates stay.
The Educator With stints in the ministry, college leadership, the California state legislature, and even as president of the California Community Colleges, Jack Scott’s career has been anything but a straight line. But there is a theme that binds everything he has done together: wherever he goes he strives—and succeeds—to provide education to those who need it most.
A Good Teacher is Hard to Find Good teachers are precious commodities. But according to Claremont Graduate University Associate Professor Tom Luschei, our educational needs in America pale in comparison to those in developing countries. That is why he is leading an ambitious project to create a plan for getting good teachers to the students most in need.
Two Ways of Thinking, One Quest for Truth CGU student Leslie Love Stone was raised by a mathematician mother and civil-engineer father. She minored in economics and holds an MBA. And as a former bank executive who focused on market research, it may seem odd to see Stone now pursuing a Master of Fine Arts. But rather than abandoning her former mode of thinking in pursuit of a new one, Stone applies mathematical and statistical models to her art.