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EWA Teams with College Board, NAHJ for May 31 Webcast on Latino Ed

EWA Teams with College Board, NAHJ for May 31 Webcast on Latino Ed

A special webcast to help journalists understand key issues in Latino education takes place May 31 as part of the College Board’s — Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America.

The event is co-hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Education Writers Association.

Join us for

Educating Latinos: The Game-Changing Stories Behind the Numbers

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern

View the webcast at www.latinoedbeat.org

Journalists are invited to tweet their questions in advance of the event to @CollegeBoard, using hashtag #preparate12.

Or attend in person at Miami Dade College, Red Room 2106, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL
(in-person attendees should RSVP to mcorral@collegeboard.org).

Topics will include:

  • What is happening in classrooms as the numbers of Latino students boom?
  • How are students’ academic and linguistic abilities affecting their college ambitions?
  • How are undocumented students struggling to achieve their college aspirations?

To answer these questions, we’ll discuss the demographics of Latino students with a special emphasis on trends in emerging Latino markets; look at the drivers of the achievement gap and challenges for English-language learners; delve into the rate of student transfer from two- to four-year colleges; and provide highlights of progress in securing rights and resources for undocumented students. Journalists will share examples of how they leverage hot topics to explore complex issues, bringing special attention to Florida.

Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, will make opening remarks, and Jim Montoya, vice president of higher education at the College Board, will close the session. AP journalist and South Florida’s Chapter of NAHJ vice president for print, Christine Armario, will moderate.

Presenters:

  • Mark Hugo López from the Pew Hispanic Center
  • Frances Contreras, author, associate professor and director of the Higher Education Program at the University of Washington
  • Alfred Herrera, assistant vice provost for academic partnerships at UCLA and undocumented student advocate
  • Katherine Leal Unmuth, award-winning education journalist, EWA member and blogger at latinoedbeat.org.

The College Board will unveil its first ever Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students at this session.