PLI Professor Daniel G. Solórzano was recognized for his lifelong work in critical race theory and racial microaggressions.
The annual list published in Education Week highlights UCLA PLI faculty among national experts on the most urgent issues in education.
Findings by PLI Professor John Rogers and UCLA IDEA reveal efforts by principals to stem the tide of xenophobia and racism.
“Our excellence flows from the brilliance of our faculty and students, the ethic of social justice, and our authentic engagement with multiple communities in Los Angeles and beyond. While we are mindful of the limitations and fluctuations in these rankings, we are nevertheless gratified to be reminded of the admiration and recognition of our work by our peers around the country.”
An interview with Mariana Ramirez (PLI Cohort 17) from the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles.
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”
“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. Miguel & Chrysler Elementary School appear in this news report.