We are thankful this month for the opportunities our students have to engage as powerful change agents in the world. We are also thankful for their teachers and the many community partners who contribute to their schools and the larger effort to advance educational equity.
This is a festive month at the UCLA Community Schools. From Día del los Muertos to the Launch Party for the 2020 Rise Up for Equity National Summit and our Fall Study Tour, we invite you to celebrate the power of community-based teaching and learning. We are also pleased to share two new reports– read about Mann UCLA Community School’s second year and the Teacher Powered Schools Network.
With the school year now in full swing, we are excited to share a new video released today by ABC that features three UCLA Community School alumni reflecting on their college-going journeys. Last month, we celebrated the UCLA Community School’s 10th birthday and released the school’s annual report: “Ten Years of Growing Together.” This month, we also share infographics that highlight the work of both UCLA Community School sites and a study tour that connected the schools’ work with the larger community schools movement. Finally, it is with great sadness, that we also remember one of our teachers who passed away last week.
Students at the UCLA Community Schools have been busy this summer extending their learning, making new friends, and exploring college campuses. This month, we highlight two programs along with a recent presentation of our work at the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute.
As summer kicks off, we are thrilled to release a report that represents a five-year research-practice partnership on the power of self-assessment. We are also excited to share news of the Next Generation Coalition of Community Schools as well as two presentations on our work to advance research, teaching, and service.