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Jurupa Unified School District

Jurupa Unified School District


Quick Facts:
JUSD: 16 elementary, 3 middle, 2 high schools: 20,500 students

  • 66.3% of students Free/Reduced Lunch
  • 88.4% Fully Credentialed Teachers
  • 32.1% English Language Learners

ACTS builds on a history of partnerships between JUSD and UCR in preservice and inservice development of teachers, research, and direct services to students.

In 1997-1998, JUSD responded to California Standards in mathematics by creating district essential and extended standards with teams of teachers. These standards, quarterly standards referenced tests, and other staff development initiatives have led to significant gains in the percentage of students reaching mastery of district standards in grades K-6 during the past 5 years.

University of California, Riverside

University of California at Riverside and the ALPHA Center


The University of California, Riverside is a research university committed to the creation and transmission of knowledge at the highest level, and to the translation of that knowledge for the public good. Our comprehensive programs and services, excellent faculty and staff, and vibrant and attractive physical environment are designed to: provide a high quality learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students; advance human knowledge and accomplishment through research and scholarship; enhance the public good through community service and initiatives; seek preeminence among U.S. research universities, recognizing UCR's quality in every area.

The ALPHA Center is an infrastructure for establishing long term engagements between faculty/campus personnel and K-12 education.

The purpose is to foster collaboration between interested groups, focusing attention and resources to insure a quality education for all students.

Specifically, the ALPHA Center concentrates on five outcomes:

  1. Increasing the number of high school students in the Inland Empire who are UC eligible.
  2. Reducing the number of entering freshmen who are in need of remedial Mathematics and English courses.
  3. Ensuring that students who enter UCR as a result of our outreach efforts will have the mentoring, academic, and financial support structure to be successful in completing a degree or a credential.
  4. Creating with schools K-12 teacher professional development opportunities which will:

Strengthen teacher content knowledge.
Improve pedagogical content knowledge.
Create a pathway for securing an advanced degree or an additional credential.
Open the door to teachers interested in connecting with national/state/regional prefessional groups.

  1. Engaging UCR ladder faculty in outreach activity and facilitating connections to research and evaluation.

The key to the success of Alpha is its connection to the core of the UCR Campus.

ALPHA activities involve the three elements important to the UC System, research, teaching and service.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation and the Math Science Partnership

 

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program addresses a portion of the President’s challenge—enunciated in No Child Left Behind—to strengthen K-12 science and mathematics education. The MSP program promotes a vision of education as a continuum that begins with our youngest learners and progresses through adulthood. The program supports partnerships that unite K-12 schools, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders in activities that ensure that no child is left behind.