Posts by Karen Quartz

October 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate partnerships, and lead with a story about the power of youth-adult partnerships in afterschool programs. We also share findings from a new research-practice partnership on the process of creating and using integrated data systems in community schools.…
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UCLA Community School 2019-20 Annual Report: The Power of Community

This year’s annual report focuses on the school’s strong sense of community and the collective agency of educators, students, families, and UCLA partners in response to the pandemic and Spring 2020 school closure. Alongside our annual demographics and dashboard indicators, we share a set of core practice narratives that bring to life the power of community to support the well-being and education of its members.

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Integrated Data Systems: Informing Student Supports in Community Schools

This brief sheds light on a translanguaging case study produced as part of a research-practice partnership between a bilingual education researcher and a 9th grade Geography teacher. Our collaborative inquiry highlights translanguaging practices and processes, as well as the lessons learned from this work. 

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September 2020 Community Schools News

Den 1 Back to School Artwork, Ms. Gallardo’s Class The 2020-21 school year is underway and we are pleased to highlight how community schools are seizing the current moment to transform teaching and learning. We celebrate the first class of…
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Seizing the Moment to Transform Education

By Marisa Saunders and Karen Hunter Quartz Back to School Artwork by Miguel, Ms. Gallardo’s Den 1 Class The back-to-school challenge is enormous: re-engage students and families in learning online, during a pandemic, amid uprisings for racial justice. That’s why…
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August 2020 Community Schools News

This month, as our community schools prepare to start the school year online, we share a newly released series of images that capture what deeper learning looked like before schools closed in March. A new blog post highlights a summer…
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Partnering through Art to Imagine Bright Futures

By:Nawal Salim, Patricia Rivas, Children’s InstituteBlanca Campos Montoya, Mann UCLA Community Schoolwith Marisa Saunders, UCLA Center for Community Schooling Beginning in June, a group approximately 20 rising sophomores and juniors from Mann UCLA Community School engaged in a 4-week therapeutic…
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July 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on June 18th to uphold DACA. We are also inspired by the thousands of community school youth and teacher activists who filled the streets on June 22nd in support of defunding the…
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June 2020 Community Schools News

UCLA Community School in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action) This month, we celebrate the Class of 2020! Graduates of the UCLA Community School are preparing for bright postsecondary…
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