Posts by Karen Quartz

April 2021 Community Schools News

This month, we share stories of struggle and accomplishment. We highlight the work of teachers and administrators in elevating and celebrating the voices of Black youth and excellence. We also honor the efforts of the many individuals who aim to…
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March 2021 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate leadership. Read about how young people across the district, in partnership with parents and educators, have made a difference through their leadership and demand for justice. Collaborative leadership is a pillar of the community schools movement…
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February 2021 Community Schools News

With the new year underway, and with the promise of hope and change, we share an uplifting blog on the anti-racism work at Mann UCLA Community School. We also share news of local community school convenings as well as some…
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November 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 week, tens of thousands of California seniors are submitting their applications to the state’s public universities–many the first…
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Embracing Hope and Opportunity Amidst a Pandemic

By Ariana Dimagiba, Bella Martinez (left), and Nyslai Bolanos (right) This November students across the district and state will be submitting their college applications to California’s public universities. While this time of year is always difficult for seniors who are…
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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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