The conference on April 22 gathered educators, administrators and activists. Principal Leadership Institute students and Teacher Education Program students participated in the conference, which advocated to protect the civil rights of students and their families.
The PLI co-director was recognized for nurturing equity-driven school leaders. “The fact that so many students from marginalized backgrounds fail to enroll and persist in college has served as the motivation driving my research”
UCLA’s Department of Education has been featured among the top three graduate education schools in the nation, according to an annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. UCLA is the only UC – and one of only three West Coast schools – in the top ten.
UCLA Teacher Education Program Professor Megan Loef Franke has been elected to the National Academy of Education this year, one of three in the University of California system. She will…
UCLA Professor of Education Tyrone Howard has been selected as one of 14 scholars as a 2017 AERA Fellow by the American Educational Research Association. He is the founding and current executive director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCLA Ed & IS.
“I am very honored to get the recognition, and I’m happy that my school gets an award, too,” Yom said. “I genuinely think that it is my students who have made me what I am. It is them who make me shine.”
Over the last four years, all of Yom’s calculus students at Lincoln High School have passed the AP exam, nearly all of them earning maximum credit on the test.
The fight to include ALL students, regardless of where they are from or what language they speak, is clearly a cause worth fighting for as it affects scholars not only here in the United States but around the world.
– Miguel Espinoza (PLI Cohort 12), Principal of Chrysler Elementary School in Modesto, California
Lincoln High teacher Anthony Yom was featured in the news after one of his students, Cedrick Argueta, was among only 12 in the world to complete the Advanced Placement Calculus exam with a perfect score.
Washington Middle School moves forward to become award-winning school led by Principal Mario Carlos (PLI Cohort 3)
Since his arrival eight years ago, Carlos has worked to change the culture at Washington. “It is our moral imperative at Washington Middle School that we instill in our students the personal responsibility and love for learning, this way they can reach their full potential for a successful life.”
The PLI program grooms principals to capitalize on teachers’ strengths and provides peer support for school leaders to lead for justice. Principals and administrators who are graduates of PLI carry the concept of equity and access toward leading their teachers as well as ensuring it for their students