EdisonLearning to Convene Education Scholars For English Language Learners Curriculum Design, Citing Data from Latino Equity Report
EdisonLearning, the nation’s largest partner to public school districts, is convening nationally recognized academics including Dr.
EdisonLearning has been partnering with Nevada’s
EdisonLearning sponsored the comprehensive study conducted by the Institute for Latino Studies at the
“Through our partnership with Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, we have uncovered rich findings that can inform our work with English Language Learners in
Using educational achievement as one of the most significant predictors of a worker’s future lifetime earning and career potential, the “Latino Education Equity” Report reviews the implications for the U.S. workforce if schools continue to under-serve the Latino population.
“Latinos are the fastest growing segment of this nation’s population, and major gaps in educational achievement seriously limit the life prospects and future earnings potential of Latinos,” said Dr.
The Latino Educational Equity report identified three key issues as fundamental to better serving the Latino population.
First, educators and policymakers must address the dearth of appropriate teacher education coursework and programs in institutions of higher education.
Second, low levels of parental education and lack of support from parents, teachers, and the community are key contributors to high dropout rates among Latinos. Though the dropout rate fell from 21.6% to 21% from 1990 to 2000, Latino youth educated in
Finally, Latino students need work-readiness skills. By endowing students with work-readiness skills, schools can help Latino students to overcome the social and cultural barriers that obstruct Latinos from higher paying skilled jobs. Community colleges are singled out as institutions that can play an important role in this area.
Symposium: ELL-How Students Learn to Achieve is open to the media. The program will be held at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, 221 North Rampart Blvd. in
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