Fielding Graduate University News

The Promise of Educational Opportunity

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Fielding Graduate University presents

"The Promise of Educational Opportunity" featuring Laurie OlsenLaurie Olsen, PhD, author of Reparable Harm: Fulfilling the Unkept Promise of Educational Opportunity

Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Riverside, California

Dr. Laurie Olsen will address the topic of equal education in our schools. Immigration reform expert Sofia Campos will discuss the implications of deferred action for California students and educators. 

About the Author

Laurie Olsen, PhD, has worked with hundreds of teams of district and school leadership and county offices of education across California to design and implement powerful English Learner programs and services and to support effective school change strategies. Her career spans four decades as a researcher, writer, and provider of leadership development and technical assistance on educational equity for immigrant students, language minority students, and English Learners. She currently directs the SEAL Initiative, a preschool-third grade demonstration project for Spanish- speaking English Learners in Silicon Valley. She served as chief consultant to The PROMISE Initiative (a six-county, six-district collaborative focused on transformative education for English Learners in southern California), and was for many years the Executive Director of California Tomorrow. Dr. Olsen has published dozens of books, videos, and articles on English Learner education, including the award winning Made in America: Immigrants in U.S. Schools. She holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from U.C. Berkeley and serves on the Executive Board of Californians Together.

Dr. Teresa Marquez-Lopez, Dr. Teresa Marquez-Lopez, associate dean and program director for master’s and continuing education in the School of Educational Leadership & Change, will recognize Fielding alumni for their work in San Bernardino schools.

Fielding alumni, students, faculty, and staff will be available to share information about the university’s program offerings.

DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2012

TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

LOCATION: Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Avenue, Riverside, California 92501


You are invited to join us! Space is limited. Please register today.


California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 

Inland Empire Scholarship Fund

Norton Space and Aeronautics Academy

Riverside Chapter of CABE

Schools First Federal Credit Union

Southern California Edison

Tags: educational leadership, diversity, higher education, graduate education