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Call for Proposals

Spring Institute 2018
Intentional Activism:
Moving Leaders Beyond Courageous Conversations

Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018

The Center for Leadership Equity and Research (CLEAR) is currently accepting presentation proposals for its CLEAR 2018 Spring Institute to be held in Fresno, Calif. on Friday, March 9th, 2018, at the Piccadilly Inn Airport, 5115 E. McKinley, Fresno, California.

Submission Proposal Requirements
NOTE: All proposals must involve a leadership perspective focused on social justice actions and cultural proficient strategies that bring long-term and sustainable individual, team, community, and institutional change as evidenced by current, real-world, practical results. The emphasis should be on leadership beyond courageous conversations that translates to bold actions at your chosen level presently taking place in the education, business, and/or community sectors.

Learn more here.

CALL FOR PAPERS for the next edition of CLEARvoz Journal 

CALL FOR PAPERS for the next edition of CLEARvoz Journal 

Due date January 15, 2018

The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR), along with its online peer-reviewed scholarly journal, the CLEARvoz Journal, is seeking submissions of manuscripts of use and interest to education leaders in California and beyond. We seek empirical studies, concept papers, policy briefs, professional experience reflective essays, and other genres. We are strongly interested in empirical studies and concept papers in the area of social justice leadership, educational equity, and underrepresented group advocacy.

The CLEARvoz Journal, a publication of CLEAR, is focused on providing a multidisciplinary forum to provide a broad range of education professors and other professionals an avenue to share scholarly knowledge in K-20 education. CLEARvoz Journal is a component of the research strand of CLEAR, a non-profit organization focused on leadership, equity, and research in educational and community settings.

CLEAR aims to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts that add to the body of knowledge and focus on research and application to practitioners of K-20 education and affiliated institutions. To achieve this goal, the journal seeks to promote research in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions through articles on advocacy, equity, mentoring, cultural proficiency, diversity, community engagement, and the academic, personal, and social experiences of students; professional issues for faculty and staff; and the regulatory policies impacting such institutions. In addition, research and manuscripts focusing on such topics as social and emotional health, and leadership development of diverse populations are highly encouraged and will receive special consideration.

Book and research review submissions on any of the above strands and topics are welcome.

Author Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit an original manuscript of 15-20 pages in accordance to the following guidelines: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word, not PDF, RTF or WordPerfect and must adhere to the specifications described in the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently the 6th edition, 2011). All parts of the manuscript must be typewritten in 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper in the upper right hand corner with a running header on the upper left hand corner. Manuscripts should include a cover page with title, authors, and their affiliations submitted separately from the body of the paper. Author(s) name should not appear in the body of the paper. The first page of the paper should include the paper title, followed by an abstract of not more than 150 words, and then followed by the introductory header of the paper. References should be included at the end of the paper on a separate page and conform to the current APA guidelines for citations.

Paper Submission Deadline
Deadline for article submission:  January 15, 2018Publication Decision: February 2018
Spring 2018 Edition Publication: March 2018Submissions should be emailed to:
msuleiman@csub.eduFor Inquiries and Questions
Mahmoud Suleiman, Ph.D.
CLEARvoz Journal Managing Editor
msuleiman@csub.eduKenneth R. Magdaleno, Ed.D.
CLEARvoz Journal Executive Editor

Mentoring Summit Pictures are Here!

We are excited to share pictures from the 2017 Mentoring Summit featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Pedro Noguera.  Check out the pictures here.


Mentoring Summit – Speakers Announced!

Keynote Speaker – Pedro Antonio Noguera, Ph.D.

Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts….

Morning General Session – Ramsey Jay, Jr.

Ramsey Jay, Jr. is a Wall Street trained finance executive with more than a decade of global investment management experience with an acute focus on alternative assets. Mr. Jay is also a widely recognized expert on leadership development, communication consultant, executive leadership coach, and an international motivational speaker, driven by his mission to “Empower Dreamers to Become Achievers”, the title of his recently released book…..

Afternoon General Session – RISE 2 IT PRODUCTIONS

RISE (Relentlessly Increasing Student Empowerment) 2 IT Productions
Nathan Saari, Co-Founder and Jonathan Hernandez, Co-Founder

RISE 2 IT Productions is an educational service that provides motivational speaking workshops, professional development, course curriculum, community service projects, and leadership expansion all under one company. R2IT is passionate, focused, and driven to reach our peers and our youth. They are dedicated to produce impactful events that will leave audiences of all ages motivated and inspired like never before…..

Learn more here.

Dr. Jessica Hannigan has been selected to receive ACSA’s Exemplary Woman in Education

Dr. Jessica Hannigan has been selected to receive ACSA’s Exemplary Woman in Education Award.  This inaugural award is presented to a woman who serves as a role model and demonstrates:

  • A passion for the profession.
  • A commitment to grow and develop others (seeking mentors to better herself and by becoming a mentor to others).
  • A demonstrated desire to give back through public and/or community service.
  • Advocacy for the value of school administrators and contributes to the improvements of the profession.

This award will be presented to Dr. Hannigan during the ACSA & AASA Women in School Leadership Forum held in Newport Beach September 28-30th.  Dr. Hannigan will also be keynote speaker during this event.

Learn more about the Women in School Leadership at: https://www.acsa.org/Educational-Services/Conferences/womensforum

Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan, Ed. D.

Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an integral member of the leadership of the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) and an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. She has extensive experience in P-12 general education and special education administration at the school and district level. She also works as an educational consultant, training approximately 300 schools across the country on implementing effective and equitable behavior systems in schools and districts through the use of the PBIS “Champion” model.

CLEAR is very proud of Jessica and pleased to call her an important member of our Social Justice leadership.




Reaching English Language Learners to Ensure Equitable Action Webinar

September 28, 2017

Join us for an educational webinar where we will explore the crucial issue of reaching ELL students, one of the fastest growing segments of school-age population.

In this educational webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the English Language Learner challenge
  • Analyze data related to ELL students and characteristics
  • Learn innovative district practices that can help bridge the achievement/equity gap
  • Feel empowered and informed about serving the ELLs in their districts