We’ve been awarded a five-year grant to build a pipeline of well-prepared middle school teachers and leaders with the knowledge and skills to serve in high-need schools and further positive outcomes for middle school students. This collaborative partnership project is intentionally interdisciplinary, with a focus on racial and cultural literacy and adolescent literacy.
Paula Nazario, Assistant Director of the Computer Science Equity Project, advocates in EdSource for two proposed California bills which aim to require all California high schools to offer computer science courses and widen the pool of authorized computer science teachers, with the goal of promoting equity and expanding educational opportunities in the state.
Across southern California this past week, public schools and school board meetings have become theaters of conflict. Conservative advocates have pushed back on plans for Pride Month celebrations, challenged efforts to teach stories about children with gay parents, and rejected social studies curriculum that includes LGBTQ+ civil rights history.
Our Teacher Education Program faculty, researchers, alumni, and students share their work to document and advance Project-Based Learning projects that help make students’ energy, intelligence, and empathy visible in this new issue of XChange.