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We are a community of educators working to transform public schooling
to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.

UCLA Center X is dedicated to dramatically changing schooling for the underserved students of Los Angeles.

Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and administrators committed to social justice, instructional excellence, the integration of research and practice, and caring in low-income urban schools.

Center X's work extends across two graduate credential programs

and many professional development initiatives.


>> View all Center X Upcoming Events

Center X in the News

  • Tyrone Howard: New Book Examines Factors Affecting Education Process for Black Male Students

    By Joanie Harmon

    February 24, 2014

    Tyrone HowardIn his recent book, “Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males,” (New York: Teachers College Press. 2013), Professor of Education Tyrone Howard examines the historical, structural, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the education process for Black boys and youth. Through personal perspectives of these students, the book provides new insights from the group most affected, and discusses new knowledge and useful practices for the teaching and learning of Black males.

    Howard says that he was inspired to study Black male education by watching the challenges to friends and family members who had faced great adversity in their educational process.  Read more...





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Summer Workshops for Teachers

We are preparing for our summer workshops and institutes and are adding more professional development events every day. We welcome you to join us in our upcoming learning activities!

Click here for the list.


For Students Entering Transitional Kindergarten - 6th Grade

UCLA Young Scholars Summer Program 2014


JULY 7-25, 2014

Nora Sterry Elementary

Registration is open!
Click here for more information.

The Young Scholars Program, in collaboration with UCLA Lab School, will engage students in hands-on learning that promotes critical thinking, academic enrichment and social development. Most important, they will have fun!







XChange Culturally Relevant Teaching

Culture matters when it comes to teaching and learning. Culturally relevant teaching assumes that every child enters a classroom with rich cultural knowledge and lived experiences that help them learn each day. In this issue of XChange, UCLA faculty, alumni, and students share their work to document and advance teaching that builds on these cultural assets and respects the strengths of all learners.

>> Click here to read Culturally Relevant Teaching, the spring 2013 issue of XChange.



A teacher affects eternity

UCLA Center X
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310) 825-4910