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Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research Vol. 7, No. 1, 2021

Good day Everyone,
I am pleased and honored to share that the most recent edition of the Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research (JLER), is now available for your reading pleasure. Thanks to the efforts of Managing Editor Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman of California State University, Bakersfield, Editor-at-large Dr. Gilberto Conchas from Penn State University and Journal Technical Assistant Ms. Jenny Baquera of the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR) the Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research has been accepted as an Indexed Journal by ERIC – Education Resources Information Center. The fact that we are now indexed is considered a reflection of journal quality and as Executive Editor of JLER I am pleased to share this edition with you. 
Stay Strong in Social Justice,

Read the edition at: https://journals.sfu.ca/cvj/index.php/cvj/issue/view/17

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Today it is important to remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream.” In this current political nightmare we who are social activists must not give up hope. We have much work to do https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Update to 8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit

Last year the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research was forced to reschedule our yearly Social Justice Summit because of COVID-19 outbreaks around the state, nation and world. We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Social Justice Leadership Summit titled “Equity with Intentionality” has been scheduled for virtual presentations on March 4, 11, and 18, 2021. We wish to thank you for your support and patience and look forward to “seeing” you in March.

Visit the event page here.

2021 Organizational Updates

The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR) will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year. I have a great deal of pride in the fact that we have maintained our belief system and integrity as Social Justice Leaders since our inception. This occurs because of and as a result of understanding that an organization is only as good as the people in it. Such is the reality of the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR). As Founder and CEO of CLEAR I am pleased to share ongoing and future development with a fine group of people and want to begin this special year by acknowledging them and their efforts on our behalf: 

  • The names and positions of our Board of Directors, some who have been with CLEAR for a number of years, can be found by following this link http://clearvoz.com/board-members/
  • Our leadership team, so vital to the work we do can be found by following this link: http://clearvoz.com/leadership-team/
  • We are very proud of the Professional Development CLEAR is currently providing and which is available to school districts, higher education, and community organizations. This Program is developed by Dr. Peter Flores, our Director of Equity. You can learn more by visiting: http://clearvoz.com/our-work/equity/
  • Our research team, led by Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman of CSU Bakersfield and vital to both P-12 and Higher Education can only be described as “determined and persistent.” No one deserves more credit, and yet is likely not to accept it, than Dr. Suleiman. The Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER) would not exist if not for his efforts. I am also pleased to acknowledge Dr. Gil Conchas, now at Penn State, for his work on behalf of the Chicano/LatinX community and publication of a JLER Special Editions which will soon be added to our publication section. You may learn more about our Research strand by visiting: http://clearvoz.com/our-work/research/journal/
  • As Founder/CEO, I have the good fortune of continuing as mentor for the Leadership Strand of CLEAR. A list of Cohort 9 of our Social Justice Leadership Mentoring Program participants and information regarding the program may be found by following this link: http://clearvoz.com/clear-social-justice-leadership-mentoring-program-cohort-9/

Should you like to become a member of CLEAR please follow this link: http://clearvoz.com/clear-membership/ If you desire more information on CLEAR, what we do, and how you might participate, please contact us.

Stay Strong in Social Justice,

Dr. Ken Magdaleno

Call for papers for the next edition of Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)

The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR), along with its online peer-reviewed scholarly journal, the Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER), is seeking submissions of manuscripts of use and interest to education leaders in California and beyond. We seek empirical studies, concept papers, policy briefs, professional experience reflective essays, and other genres. We are strongly interested in empirical studies and concept papers in the area of equity, advocacy and mentoring.

The Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research, a publication of CLEAR, is focused on providing a multidisciplinary forum to provide a broad range of education professionals an avenue to share scholarly knowledge in the area of Equity and Leadership in K-20 education. The Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER) is a component of the research strand of CLEAR, a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the equity gap in educational settings.

CLEAR aims to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts that add to the body of knowledge and focus on research and practical applications to practitioners of K-20 education and affiliated institutions. To achieve this goal, the journal seeks to promote research in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions through articles on advocacy, equity, mentoring, cultural proficiency, diversity, community engagement, and the academic, personal, and social experiences of students; professional issues focused on equity for faculty and staff; and the regulatory policies impacting such institutions. In addition, research and manuscripts focusing on such topics as social and emotional health, development of leaders of color, leadership development of diverse populations are highly encouraged and will receive special consideration.

Book and research review submissions on any of the above strands and topics are welcome.

Author Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit an original manuscript of 15-20 pages in accordance to the following guidelines: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word, not PDF, RTF or WordPerfect and must adhere to the specifications described in the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently the 6th edition, 2011). All parts of the manuscript must be typewritten in 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper in the upper right hand corner with a running header on the upper left hand corner. Manuscripts should include a cover page with title, authors, and their affiliations submitted separately from the body of the paper. Author(s) name should not appear in the body of the paper. The first page of the paper should include the paper title, followed by an abstract of not more than 150 words, and then followed by the introductory header of the paper. References should be included at the end of the paper on a separate page and conform to the current APA guidelines for citations.

Paper Submission Deadline
Deadline for Article Submission: November 1, 2020
Publication Decision: January 20, 2021
Expected Publication: March, 2021

Submissions should be emailed to msuleiman@csub.edu

For Inquiries and Questions
Mahmoud Suleiman, Ph.D.
Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)
Managing Editor

Kenneth R. Magdaleno, Ed.D.,
Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)
Journal Executive Director

Now Open: Accepting Applications for CLEAR Social Justice Leadership Mentoring Program

The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) is excited to announce that the CLEAR Social Justice Leadership Mentoring Program is now accepting applications for cohort 9.

Learn more here.