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Pre-K to 12: Learning from the Ground Up

UCLA Community School
Center for Mathematics and Teaching, Inc.

Algebra for all!

Algebra is too hard for as many as 50 percent of all California eighth graders – all of whom, however, are required to take it. See what happened when UCLA math educators and mathematicians came together to help. <PDF>

Homeless children

Students without homes

Seven percent of fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives – survey results suggesting that “in a classroom of 28 fifth-graders, two students would have been homeless at some point in their lives,” says Dr. Tumaini R. Coker of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and RAND. <more>

Your brain on technology

Your brain on technology

Is technology producing a decline in critical thinking and analysis? A UCLA study sheds light on multi-tasking, video games and learning. <more>

High school dentistry program

High school dentists

In a program to address a national shortage of minority dentists, African American and Latino high school students team with School of Dentistry faculty for research projects ranging from using stem cells to re-grow bone to testing properties of DNA samples. <more>

Adult-child conversations and language development

Baby talk?

The best way to support language development for children 2 months to 48 months? Start a conversation. <more>

International Institute K-12 teacher workshops

Rice’s role in globalization

Rice, chicken and sea cucumbers – UCLA scholars use food to teach history, geography and social studies in summer training workshops for K-12 teachers. <more>

UCLA Engineering online tutoring

Virtual tutoring for future engineers

High school students are connecting with UCLA Engineering undergrads for online tutoring in precalculus, physics and computer science – courses seen as precursors to engineering degrees. <more>

They do more than pass out knowledge around here. They create it.
High School Nanoscience Program

Crash course in nanoscience?

High school teachers are integrating nanoscience into their standard core curricula thanks to workshops and experiment kits from the California NanoSystems Institute. <more>

UCLA Arts Camp/Workshops

Kids in creative fields

From sitcom acting/writing/producing to computer animation, young people get hands-on training from the pros through the School of Theater, Film and Television’s summer program. <more>

UCLA Extension’s Summer Program

Summer learnin’

Middle and high school students come to campus for intensive study in subjects as diverse as algebra, creative writing, Latin and psychology, through UCLA Extension’s Summer Program. <more>