UCLA CTS, LACOE, The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health Launch New Regional Partnership for Community Schooling

CTS will provide research and implementation evaluation for L.A. County’s community schools initiative under the state’s California Community Schools Partnership Program.

NEW Podcast Episode: “They Can’t Unhear What We’ve Said. They Can’t Pretend Like Our Voices Don’t Matter.” with Kashish Bastola

In our podcast season’s final episode, we hear from Harvard University undergraduate student and organizer/activist Kashish Bastola, who champions student voice and education equity.


Building Equitable Systems of Support in CA: CA MTSS Research Briefs

These 8 briefs provide information for best practices and evidence-based resources to support CA MTSS implementation as it pertains to teaching, racial equity, approaching school discipline, students in foster care and CA English Language Learners.

Foster(ing) Youth in the California State University: Understanding the Vital Role of Campus Support Programs

Our new study provides an analysis of California State University (CSU)’s campus-based support programs for students with foster care experience.

MTSS School-Site Implementation Report: Phase 2A Participation Year 3 & Phase 2B Participation Year 1

In this report, we share findings from analysis across 35 schools from 26 districts in California as they implement the MTSS framework at the school site level.

Our Children Can’t Wait: The Urgency of Reinventing Education Policy in America

A new book and accompanying podcast from CTS Executive Director Dr. Joseph Bishop, available from Teachers College Press and Amazon. Listen to the podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

We are in a unique moment to transform and reimagine schools.

We equip school systems and policymakers with evidence-based research, tools and recommendations to better support historically underserved students.

Mission & Vision

We partner with the education ecosystem to change school systems through Humanizing Research, Validating Practices, and Transformative Policies with key stakeholders to support equitable educational outcomes for historically underserved students.

Our vision is for learning communities to boldly nurture and protect the dignity, wellbeing, and full potential of all students.

Our Work

System-involved youth. Equitable school funding. Diversity among educators.

These are some of the topics we engage with to produce research that impacts both practice and policy. Our work informs some of the most pressing challenges our society faces today.

Black Male Institute

The UCLA Black Male Institute, founded by Dr. Tyrone Howard, addresses concerns around equity and access for Black males in education.



We are a team of passionate experts applying our lived experiences as administrators, educators, parents, students and activists to transform public education systems.

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