Jorge Ruiz de Velasco

Jorge Velasco
Jorge Ruiz de Velasco
Deputy Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities,
Stanford University

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco is deputy director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University. He came to Stanford from Berkeley Law School where he directed the Warren Institute's Program on Education Law and Policy. His work focuses on the study and promotion of change in public schools; the implications of education reform for disadvantaged students; education law and policy; and the effect of immigration on schools and communities. He has served as director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford. He was also a program officer for educational opportunity and scholarship at the Ford Foundation; a senior program officer at both the James Irvine and William & Flora Hewlett foundations; a senior research associate at The Urban Institute; and a lawyer and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. He received his JD from Boalt Hall School of Law (now Berkeley Law) and his PhD in political science from Stanford University.

updated 2017

Publications by Jorge Ruiz de Velasco
Continuous Improvement Series Policymakers and educators at all levels of the system are wrestling with the virtually simultaneous implementation of four radically new and promising policy initiatives: the Common Core State Standards (CCSS);…
Research Center Celebrates a Quarter Century as Leader in Legislative Policy Analysis
When PACE was founded in the early 1980s, California's schools were in turmoil following the passage of Proposition 13, which indirectly limited public education funding. Twenty-five years later, in 2008, Proposition 13 is still intact, the state's…