CLEAR was founded in February 2011 and became recognized by the federal government as a “non-profit organization” in March of 2012. CLEAR’s mission is that of a Center comprised of leaders in education and the community who prioritize inquiry and solutions to issues of race, culture, and equity for students in Prek-12, higher education campuses, and community sites. CLEAR is dedicated to be an organization of action, or “Praxis,” that addresses the three strands we have developed as our areas of expertise; Leadership,Equity, and Research. The essence of leadership for social justice and equity is to practice “praxis”. . . that which Paulo Freire described as “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it.” It is to do the right thing in spite of the obvious barriers one encounters. We will continue to implement activities, including mentoring, on behalf of children and communities and are in conversation with other companies and organizations to do the same.
CLEAR Executive Director Named Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State
Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno, current Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Associate Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State (DPELFS) has been named Director of the Doctoral program (DPELFS) and will assume director duties effective December 1, 2014.
CLEAR Mentoring Program
The CLEAR Mentoring Program begins its third cohort this fall. The first cohort meeting was held at the CLEAR Mentoring Summit on October 24, 2014. The next meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2014. This year, we have ten pairs of mentors and proteges. See the list of participants here.
Job Vacancy: California State University, Fresno – Kremen School of Education & Human Development
Educational Leadership: P-12 Focus, Assistant Professor
The Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership with a focus on preparing graduate students for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential at the P-12 level and a Master of Arts degree in Education. The successful candidate will teach graduate students at the master’s degree level; advise students in master’s project and thesis work; conduct research; and engage in community/service-related activities.
Fresno State Honors Our CLEAR Leader
Dr. Ken Magdaleno Receives Fresno State‘s Richter Award of Excellence in Education