Center X News

Goals for the Year

Now that it’s well into 2023…how are your new year’s goals coming along? Maybe you’ve forgotten what was important to you on January 1, or you’re thinking those goals were accomplished and completed on January 31 with “Veganuary.”

Honor Students’ Names – My Name Matters

Hello, my name is Yessenia. My name is important to me because it is my identity, the name given to me by my parents, and the name I respond to. It is special to me because of its meaning, and it symbolizes my cultural identity. A person’s name represents who they are and where they come from. It is not just common courtesy to be able to correctly pronounce someone’s name, it is much more than that.

When is silence not golden, or the quiet killer?

By Natalie Irons, Associate Director of Instructional Coaching, UCLA Center X I recently reached out to my doctor about some repeated symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion. I teared up as…

Annamarie Francois Appointed Associate Dean of Public Engagement

Our former Center X executive director, Dr. Annamarie Francois, has been appointed as Associate Dean of Public Engagement. In this role, she will develop opportunities for collaboration within the School of Ed&IS, as well as become the public-facing representative of Ed&IS for engagement at the local, state, and national levels.

Navigating nuance is key to improving computer science education

Julie Flapan, Director of the Computer Science Equity Project, advocates for computer science learning opportunities that feature a nuanced approach which examines the ethical implications on society and includes integration into other subjects in this commentary.

Discussion: Equity in Math Classrooms

Dr. Rita Suh of the Culture & Equity Project talks to Dr. Pamela Seda and Dr. Kyndall Brown, authors of the book “Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom.”

Becoming Who You Need to Be in Your Work

With the end of June here, you may be well into your much deserved break. And maybe you are taking time to continue to reflect upon how our work as educators, especially at this time, is being impacted.

Check out our ‘Just News from Center X,’ a weekly web post and email news blast. It’s a great way to learn about issues of education and justice.

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.