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

  • Professional development and resources for K-12 educators working with Latinos statewide
  • 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

Contact Details

  • Address:
    125 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Director: Pedro Portes

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Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Hixon

  • Postdoc Research Associate

Paula J. Mellom

  • Associate Director

Pedro R. Portes

  • Executive Director

Jodi Polefrone Weber

  • Education Specialist