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.
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.
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