Category Archives: Latina/os

NEW from Harvard Press: Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Professor Muhammad Khalifa has a new book out entitled Culturally Responsive School Leadership from the Harvard Press that I’d like to recommend. I first met Muhammad at my college job fundraising for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1994. It was actually one of the three college jobs that I had at the same time to make ends meet. I next

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Does school choice give African American and Latinx families more voice?

Are African American and Latinx families better served by charters? Is there voice better represented than in public schools? A new report from researchers at Annenberg and UTLA finds that charter schools with more poor students actually have lower parent representation on governing boards. Here is the official press release for the report entitled, Whose Schools? Community Representation and Transparency

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Is DeVos Planning Assault On Latino Student Services?

Dr. Rose Castro Feinberg (FIU) and Dr. Deb Palmer (University of Colorado) recently contacted me and expressed concerned that Betsy DeVos’s team is mulling a significant assault on the organization of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the main K-12 arm of the U.S. Department of Education. EdWeek writes (Although, I must say, I am NOT a fan

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Breaking News: Texas SBOE supports Ethnic Studies

The Texas State Board of Education unanimously passed a course in Mexican American Studies and created a path to fast-track courses in: Native American Studies Latino Studies African American Studies Asian Pacific Islander Studies Ruby red Texas is now the ONLY state in the nation to have a Mexican American Studies course!!! Here are the official motions submitted by Georgina

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CARE-ED Alert and Call to Action for Education Researchers in California

Academics and research in California are rallying around policy and legislation to support ethnic studies in California. The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED) is preparing to release its next research brief, “Ethnic Studies and Critical Multicultural Education: Educating for Democracy in California and Beyond.” In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education

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Breaking News: Ethnic Studies LEGAL AGAIN in Arizona

I learned tonight from Professor Nolan Cabrera that ethnic studies supporters have prevailed in court! In 2010, Arizona Republicans passed a measure, HB 2281, that sought to ban ethnic studies programs in public schools. Specifically, the bill set out to ban courses that “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of

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