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Ethnic Studies K-12 – XChange Issue

In this issue of the XChange we bring together the voices of teachers, researchers, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and community activists engaged in the struggle to bring Ethnic Studies classes to K-12 students in California.

Launch Academy students

Giving LA youngsters a math and science boost

Center X’s UCLA Mathematics Project and UCLA Science Project are partnering with Bethany Baptist Church for a 6 week summer program named Launch Academy. Participants in the program – ranging in age from 4 to 14 – engage in three weeks of math and three weeks of science instruction.

TEP & PLI Grad Anthony Yom Recognized for his Teaching

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.

Principal Leadership Institute: Not So Lonely at the Top

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

Center X’s AP Readiness program helps propel local high school students to AP test success

For 15 years the AP Readiness program has held workshops for thousands of Los Angeles high school students. AP Readiness Program is held monthly from September to April, in eight four-hour sessions, leading up to the AP exams in May. The program provides instruction and support in AP subjects. An average of 1,500 to 3,900 students and 125 to 230 educators from 73 Los Angeles-area schools participate in the workshops.

Introduction to Data Science class

Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

Introduction to Data Science is an experience-based curriculum where students use data collection and computer programming to learn computational thinking. The Introduction to Data Science curriculum was developed with a National Science Foundation grant called Mobilize.

TEP Launches Exploration of Well-Being for Teachers

TEP staff and faculty organized workshops presented by teacher candidates for self-realization and self-nurturing for educators.

“Those of us who work with TEP students recognized that they were under a significant amount of stress so we wanted to do something to support their well-being. It’s amazing how complex the life of the classroom is,” observes McMullin. “That’s why it baffles me that we hardly pay attention to teachers’ well-being in our profession.”

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We are excited about the publication of  Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators edited by our former executive director, Annamarie Francois, along with UCLA Center for Community Schooling director Karen Hunter Quartz.