New Website to Help Increase Latino Educational Attainment

This week we opened our “Learning from Leaders” web portal, and with generous support from Verizon, which will give useful tools and information to nonprofit groups working to advance educational attainment for Latino students.

While our kids make up 22 percent of the country’s pre-k-12 population, less than half of Latino students graduate from high school and only 13 percent go on to college and earn bachelor’s degrees.


We’re working to change that and our “Learning from Leaders” portal will help us achieve our goals. Nonprofits using the new website will first be able to participate in a series of free webinars in which participants will hear from and interact with education experts. The first is coming up next Wednesday, Dec. 18.

“Through promoting best practices and ensuring we are providing a critical window to policymakers about the Latino educational experience, we hope to increase Latino educational success and attainment,” said Peggy McLeod, Deputy Vice President, Education and Workforce Development.

Here’s the list of all upcoming webinars. Click here to sign up.

  • “Parents Matter: Engaging Parents in Culturally Competent Ways to Improve Academic Success,” Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
  • “Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners Success in Mathematics,” January 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
  • “Cultura, Aprendizaje, Servicio y Accion (CASA): Developing Culturally Aware Youth Leaders” February 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.;
  • “Common Core Standards Implementation,” March 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the free webinar series, the portal offers a wealth of research, tools and presentations, available to nonprofits, educators, parents and the general public, meant to help bolster Latino educational performance.

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