- 125 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is an educational research and development center at UGA that provides:
The center aims to narrow the achievement gap of Latino students placed at risk due to poverty and language barriers and to improve the level of education of Latino students (PreK-16) statewide. Its goals include:
U.S. Latinos and Education Policy: Research-based directions for change
A multi-disciplinary collection of empirical studies and policy papers from leaders in the field of Latino education.
Edited by Pedro R. Portes, Spencer Salas, Patricia Baquedano-López, Paula J. Mellom
The CLASE Longitudinal Immigrant and Education Research Study (CLIERS) is a multi-year research and development pilot study aimed at providing novel information about how immigrant children in elementary school are adapting to the United States. With this study, CLASE aims to assess immigrant children’s socio-cultural adaptation and identity development especially with regards to language and culture.
The center is funded primarily by a grant from The Goizueta Foundation.
CLASE has also received support from the Board of Regents Hispanic Task Force, the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach, the CompuCredit Foundation, and the Title II/Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program, totaling over $600,000 of additional program funding to enhance and extend the scope of activities.
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