- Ramón Martínez
University of Texas at Austin
RAMÓN ANTONIO MARTÍNEZ is an assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. His research explores the social and cultural dimensions of language and literacy education, and the politics of public school reform. His recent publications include “Spanglish as literacy tool: Toward an understanding of the potential role of Spanish-English code-switching in the development of academic literacy” (Research in the Teaching of English, 2010) and “Research on diverse students in culturally and linguistically complex language arts classrooms” (with A. F. Ball and A. Skerrett, in the Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts, 3rd ed., Lawrence Erlbaum/Taylor Francis, 2010).
- Karen Quartz
KAREN HUNTER QUARTZ is the director of research for Center X, the home of UCLA’s professional credentialing and advancement programs for K–12 educators, and for the UCLA Community School, a public K–12 small school that opened in 2009 within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her research focuses on the creation of democratic small schools, as well as the struggle to recruit and retain good urban teachers. Her recent publications include Making a difference: Career pathways in urban education (with B. Olsen, L. Anderson, and K. Barraza-Lyons, Paradigm, 2010) and “Educational field stations: A model for increasing diversity and access in higher education” (with H. Mehan, G. Kaufman, C. Lytle, and R. S. Weinstein, in Higher education: The past and future of Proposition 209, Harvard Education Press, 2010).