After leading the Principal Leadership Institute for 16 years, Dr. Nancy Parachini has been named as the inaugural executive director of School Leadership Projects and International Partnerships. Dr. Tonikiaa Orange will take the helm as director of the Principal Leadership Institute.
PLI Alum and Faculty Leyda Garcia Receives IEL Educator Leadership Award
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.
UCLA Department of Education Ranked First Among Public Colleges and Universities
“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.”
Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School: A Community School That Honors Its Neighborhood’s Legacy of Educational Justice
This Learning Policy Institute Brief focuses on a high-performing community school in East Los Angeles led by PLI faculty & graduate Mauro Bautista. The brief details the structures and practices that create the conditions for deep engagement, shared leadership, and a school culture that combines rigorous and engaging academics in a nurturing and inclusive environment.
How some SoCal schools are trying to close racial gaps in discipline
This ABC 7 news report features PLI faculty Letitia Johnson-Davis discussing how some schools and districts are working to change the racial disparity in suspensions. In the Los Angeles area, Black students are four times more likely to miss school due to a suspension than white students.
UCLA Department of Education Ranked Third in U.S. News and World Ratings of Graduate Programs
“Our real strength lies in the Department’s talent and diversity, and commitment to furthering educational opportunity as a means to confronting racism, social and economic inequities, and achieving social justice.”
PLI Alum Felix Quinonez Named 2020 LAUSD Teacher of the Year
Felix Quinonez, PLI Cohort 6, was honored with a Los Angeles Unified Teacher of the Year award.
National Survey of HS Principals Finds Strong Response to COVID-19, Pervasive Inequity
PLI Professor John Rogers’ report revealed new findings on schools’ and communities’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inequality that the pandemic has all too starkly exposed.
Daniel G. Solórzano Elected to the National Academy of Education
PLI Professor Daniel G. Solórzano was recognized for his lifelong work in critical race theory and racial microaggressions.
Fourteen Faculty from UCLA Selected to Annual List of Publicly Influential Scholars
The annual list published in Education Week highlights UCLA PLI faculty among national experts on the most urgent issues in education.