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.
Tyler Sherman, Science teacher at West Adams Prep High School, was selected as an LAUSD Teacher Rookie of the Year for his outstanding service to the students of LAUSD during his first year of teaching.
UCLA and Horace Mann Middle School in South Los Angeles are joining together to offer the Mann-UCLA Summer Institute, a suite of summer programs to be held at the middle school to boost educational success and opportunities for its students.
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
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 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 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.”