Annamarie Francois, Executive Director of UCLA Center X, and Karen Hunter Quartz, Director of UCLA Center for Community Schooling, join Trending in Education host Mike Palmer to talk about their experience as educators and leaders in social justice education and community schooling.
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.
We are a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. Our work extends across two graduate credential programs and many professional development initiatives.
We are extremely excited to announce the publication of our book, Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators, edited by our very own executive director, Annamarie Francois, along with UCLA Center for Community Schooling director Karen Hunter Quartz. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
John Rogers, Center X Faculty Director, co-authored an Op-Ed in the LA Times expressing concern for the antidemocratic attacks on school boards across the country.
UCLA Center X is pleased to announce the start of ExcEL 2026, the latest iteration of the ExcEL Leadership Academy! ExcEL 2026 is a five-year program funded through the National Professional Development (NPD) grants offered by the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition.
Our new book, “Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators,” details UCLA Center X’s efforts to transform teacher preparation, educator support, and schools through focus on social justice.