Jose Garza

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools

Los Angeles, California

Jose Garza is a charter school teacher in Los Angeles at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC). He is mentoring a first-year teacher through PUC’s Alumni Teach Project.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

VIDEO: Answering the Call to Mentorship

Over 15 years ago, Jose Garza’s mentor responded to his desire to become a professor: “Jose, what schools really need…

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Posted July 30, 2015

My ‘Odyssey’ to Becoming a Teacher Mentor: A Latino Teacher’s Account

Not too long ago I was rummaging through old books, notes and scraps of paper accumulated over time in my…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

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