Summer Institute

The University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice’s day-long summer institute explored “why race still matters” and other issues facing K-12 educators July 12 at the University’s Orton Center.

Teachers, administrators, aides, private and public education professionals, and others interested in educational justice and education issues heard a keynote presentation by Gloria Ladson-Billings, a well-known pedagogical theorist and teacher educator from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The 105-year-old Dorothy Inghram was honored for her many decades as a trail-blazing educator and received the “Lifetime Achievement in Educational Justice Award.” Eliseo Davalos, an administrator with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, received the inaugural “Outstanding Educational Justice Practitioner Award” from the center.

Afternoon sessions explored other educational justice issues, including creating a local, diverse and permanent teaching workforce; denigrating representations of minorities in film, television and the media; and mental health in schools: the role of racial and ethnic disparities.

More about the award recipients in Honors for Educators.

Read the Press Enterprise coverage of the Institute.


There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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