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UCLA Center X works to transform public schools in Los Angeles to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.
We are a community of educators working to transform public schooling
to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.
UCLA Center X is dedicated to dramatically changing schooling for the underserved students of Los Angeles.
Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and administrators committed to social justice, instructional excellence, the integration of research and practice, and caring in low-income urban schools.
Center X's work extends across two graduate credential programs
and many professional development initiatives.
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Dr. Annamarie Francois is the new Executive Director of Center X
July 1, 2014
Center X is excited to announce that Dr. Annamarie Francois is the new Executive Director of Center X.
Dr. Francois has been a member of the Center X family since 1999 when she was a faculty advisor with the Teacher Education Program, and she has played an important role in creating the community that we are today. These last four years she has served as Director of our Teacher Education Program. Her passion for and commitment to enacting the Center's vision and mission are evident in all that she does. Her knowledge of teacher development, education policy and the current state of public schools in Southern California and beyond will help guide our Center in its future endeavors in education, professional development and social justice. We have no doubts that Dr. Francois will bring the successes of Center X to new heights. We are thrilled to welcome her as Executive Director and pledge our support to her success. Read more about Dr. Francois...
- School Communities: Committing to the Futures of Immigrant Students
April 30, 2014
By Karen Hunter Quartz and Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco
Today, Bryan, Sabrina and Kevin committed to a 4-year college. Bryan
started his English-learning journey in 8th grade, after moving from
Mexico to Los Angeles. He formed a posse of friends, and together they
learned what it meant to achieve in their new land. Sabrina's mother is
Mexican and her father is Asian. While caring for her four siblings,
Sabrina too figured out how to excel. And Kevin, while moving from
foster home to home, transformed from a struggling 9th grader into a
straight A Senior. What they all have in common is a strong school
community of peers and adults who have committed to their futures. Read more...
- UCLA’s Project Exc-EL: Federal grant to help two districts work with English language learners
April 28, 2014
By Merri Rosenberg
hard to escape the seemingly intractable achievement gap – especially
for the English language learner population, which persists in
struggling with low high school graduation rates.
administration has set up a grant program that seeks solutions that work
across district lines and includes the participation of community
organizations and academic institutions. Two Westchester districts,
Tarrytown and Ossining, were among the 25 successful applicants, out of a
field of 618, to receive a five-year, $3 million grant, split between
the two districts. Read more...
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