UCLA PLI Professor John Rogers has been named by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to serve on an action team examining issues regarding charter schools and public education in California.
“We are humbled by this recognition,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “It is a tribute to the extraordinary collective work of our world-renowned scholars, our amazing staff, and our students — the next generation of engaged, optimist Bruins taking their GSE&IS tools to make the world a better place. While it is important to keep these rankings in perspective, we are both gratified and grateful for the honor.”
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.
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