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Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education

About

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is an educational research and development center at UGA that provides:

  • Professional development and resources for K-12 educators working with Latinos state-wide
  • Outreach support through mentoring/tutoring of Latino students placed at risk
  • Program support in developing a pipeline to post-secondary education for Latino students *Research to inform teachers and educators on ways to reduce the achievement gap for Latino children, especially in Georgia

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:

  • To research and disseminate promising/best practices for Latino education
  • To develop and support appropriate programs by leveraging federal, private and state funding
  • To create and enhance partnerships to raise the learning and social outcomes of Latinos in Georgia and the nation

Outreach, Engagement, and Service


Student Resources


Current research

Longitudinal Immigrant and Education Research Study

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.


Funding

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.


Contact the Center

The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education is located in 125 Aderhold Hall. Contact us by email, or by fax at 706-583-8207.

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