September 2018 Newsletter

UCLA’s Fall Quarter started up this week and our two community schools have been in session since August 14th. In this first newsletter of the school year, we share our latest news as well as highlights from the summer. Next month: stay tuned for information on our February 2019 convening.

A Decade of Innovation

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the movement, longstanding Pilot School partners from the Center for Powerful Public Schools and the UCLA Center for Community Schooling joined with the Pilot School Organization to take stock of the collective experience of 47 schools.

The Promise of Community Schooling

Read the Full ReportThere is a nationwide epidemic of public school closures. Researchers who study school closures in urban communities attribute them to structural racism, divestment in Black communities, deindustrialization,…
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Supporting College-going for Undocumented Students

This brief describes the UCLA Community School’s efforts to address and meet the needs of undocumented students. We describe the school context as well as the symbiotic relationship between research and practice. We conclude by providing resources and considerations for practitioners to better support undocumented students on their campus.

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The Power of Urban Teacher Residencies: The Impact of IMPACT

Learning in residence is a powerful approach to teacher education that pairs apprentices with mentor teachers, supported by university coursework and urban communities. In this issue of the Center XChange, UCLA faculty, staff, students, and partners share their work over the past five years to create and study an urban teacher residency program called IMPACT: Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers.

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Multiple Measures of Good Teaching

In this report, we assemble a diverse set of perspectives to answer how to measure good teaching.  We take the stand that there should be multiple measures of good teaching—including evidence about student learning—and that these measures should form the basis for both evaluating teachers and, most importantly, guiding teachers’ professional growth.

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