Top Latino Issues in Education. Colorado Universal Preschool. English Learners Beat the Odds.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, APRIL 17
PROGRAM # 9977 12:00 PM PT

Top Latino Issues in Education.

Promising “bold leadership to transform public education to benefit all students, particularly those historically marginalized,” former mayor Jorge Elorza took over a national organization that advocates for educational equity. In this conversation, he discusses current issues, including the struggles of poor schools; access to high-speed internet; access to higher education; the impact of the pandemic on the academic achievement of Latinos; armed violence in schools; and the conservative movement in some states to ban race-related books.

Guest: Jorge Elorza, Former Mayor of Providence, RI; Executive Director, DFER, Washington, DC.

Colorado Universal Preschool. About 30,000 families have signed up for a free 4-year-old preschool spot, and a big deadline is coming up this month. But, is Colorado set up to serve kids who are learning English under this universal preschool plan recently approved by the voters?

English Learners Beat the Odds. English learners at a small town school in California’s Central Valley, against the odds, are learning to read and write at levels that exceed the state’s standards. What’s the formula for success? A news reporter visited the school and tells the story.

Guest: Zaidee Stavely, EdSource, Oakland, CA.

Photo: Victoria Fosdal/City of Providence

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