Leah Faw

Leah Faw
Leah Faw
University of California, Berkeley

Leah Faw’s scholarship explores issues of educational policy at the intersections of schools and cities, families, labor, and culture. Her dissertation explored homeschooling through the lens of mothers’ labor and their roles as educators; Faw has previously published on district hopping, feminist educational history, and the representation of schooling in popular culture. Faw is the co-chief emerita of the Berkeley Review of Education (BRE) and has worked as a researcher on the Central Valley School Discipline Learning Project, a statewide qualitative study that examined school discipline, climate, and culture across California. Faw received her PhD from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education.

updated 2023

Publications by Leah Faw
How California Districts Create Access and Coherent Systems
California’s ambitious investment in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) reflects a commitment to providing access to UTK for all 4-year-olds in public schools by the 2025–26 academic year. However, the implementation of transitional…
Improvement Team Leads’ Perspectives on Fitting Improvement Work to Their Sites
This chapter in an edited book focuses on the work of two improvement network hubs in California as they tried to support participating districts and schools to improve the proportion of students “on-track” for post-secondary success. California has…
CORE’s Approach
Busy educators are often faced with a dilemma—staying up to date with evidence-based practices and initiatives that support their professional growth while combating a constant barrage of superficial ideas from other contexts. Continuous improvement…