headshot of SOE professor Kyo Yamashiro

Dr. Kyo Yamashiro is assistant professor in SOE's Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. Her commitment to fostering improvement and equity in public education focuses on bridging research to both practice and policy, and stems from a history of working across those sectors, from non-profit research to district policymaking to practitioner training and development. She engages in applied, partnership-based and community-focused research, collaborating with partners in the design and use of research relevant to practice and policy issues that partners face in their efforts to address equity and improve student learning experiences. Her most recent work studying ethnic studies course-taking in LAUSD schools, and the potential of these courses to reduce inequality, is an example of her partnership-based work.