UnidosUS to Host Virtual Town Hall: ‘Latino Education in the Time of Quarantine’

WASHINGTON, DC—Latino students and their families have faced unique challenges in their transition to distance learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19, Latino children’s strong academic gains were overshadowed by significant achievement gaps with their peers. Now, the pandemic has caused them to lose further ground because of notable disparities in access to reliable internet and digital tools and devices, as well as limited support for the unique needs of the nearly five million English learners (ELs) enrolled in our public schools.

This UnidosUS virtual town hall will explore the impact that distance learning has had on Latino students and offer potential solutions to safeguard the academic success of all students.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at [email protected].



Virtual Town Hall: “Latino Education in the Time of Quarantine”

6 P.M. ET/5 P.M. CT/3 P.M. PT

To register, please visit: bit.ly/3dZJACy



Welcome Remarks by Janet Murguía, UnidosUS President and CEO


Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Amanda Fernandez, CEO of Latinos for Education


Oscar Romano, School Principal at YES Prep Gulfton in Houston, TX