Richard Durán of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will be an invited panelist as part of the launch of the College Completion Agenda: Latino Edition Online on September 30 at 10:30 am EDT. Durán will be part of a live webcast of a dynamic discussion on the biggest educational challenges and opportunities facing the Latino community in Florida and throughout the country. Also part of the discussion will be with Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board; Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College; Deborah Santiago, vice president for policy and research, Excelencia in Higher Education; and Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.
The webcast will be available at http://www.mdc.edu/main/roundtable/. Please note that the page content will not go live until September 30. Mark the event on your calendar and be a part of this national launch.
At the event, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, in collaboration with the National Council of La Raza and Excelencia in Education, will launch the College Completion Agenda: Latino Edition, a new resource with the latest P–20 data and effective policies for the nation and the state. Cohosted by President Caperton and President Padrón, the program will highlight local and national efforts that lead to better college preparation, access and attainment for Latino students.
Richard Durán is a professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School and an affiliate of the UCSB Office of Educational Partnerships. A Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), he centers his research interests on assessment, literacy, and learning of persons from varied language and cultural backgrounds, but they are not confined solely to learning in school settings. He is also deeply involved in implementing outreach interventions improving college preparation and college access among youths from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education.
[Richard Durán is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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