PLI alum and faculty Leyda Garcia has been named the recipient of the 2022 Educator Leadership Award by the Institute for Educational Leadership. Leyda has been principal of the UCLA Community School in Los Angeles since 2012.
The Cultivating Curiosity event to celebrate UCLA Education Alumna and Design-Based Learning Project Founding Director, Doreen Gehry Nelson, was featured in the department’s online newsletter The Latest by Laura Lindberg.
We are thrilled to launch the Spring 2022 issue of XCHANGE, 10 Years of IMPACT: Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers. In this issue you will find engaging stories, artifacts and research that bring to life the work and promise of teacher residencies.
Reflecting on another school year ending, and another year of living through and with Covid, and the continued racist violence and injustice, it seems there might be a lot in the world to keep us focused on what is not working…
UCLA Center X researchers Jean Ryoo and Jane Margolis along with artist Charis JB, have teamed up to produce “Power On!” a groundbreaking graphic novel that shines a bright and innovative light on the issues of representation and participation in computer science and technology.
It is spring and time for our gardens to show buds of growth. Maybe your “garden” is a classroom, a team you are developing, or in your own mind. Wherever your seedlings may have been planted, take some time to notice what is surfacing.
“This recognition underscores the value of our work in advancing educational scholarship and practice that is grounded in an ethic of care and focused on creating educational opportunity for all citizens, locally and globally.”
The two-year mark coming up of the first lockdown due to Covid might provide an opportunity to reflect. While some of us may want to wish away the last two years, I’m wondering if taking some time to think about what has changed since March 2020 could shed some much-needed light on us.
As we enter March, Women’s “Herstory” Month, March Madness for basketball fans and the coming of spring, you might be feeling like you wish time would stop, so you can catch up with the pace of things. Some coaches are facing questions about how to support teachers and their students to make gains as testing looms around the corner. Some schools are shifting classes to meet students’ social emotional needs. There is a lot to attend to; yes, still.
On our drive home is a billboard that reads, “If we listen we can end bias in healthcare.” I am struck by this advertisement more so today. This pandemic has more than highlighted the disparities in healthcare for Black communities.
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.