UCLA Principal Leadership Institute in the News

Nancy Parachini and Tonikiaa Orange: New Roles for PLI Leadership

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Leading for Justice

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