BBE Presence at Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students

| March 31, 2014

BBE professor Carmen Martínez –Roldán and MA student Kristy Ayala presented at Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students. The two-day conference, held at Teachers College from March 28-29th, focused on understanding the issues and challenges that Latino students experience in the K-12 education system.

Professor Martínez –Roldán and Kristy’s presentation, “Supporting the Development of 21st Century Literacy Learning for Young Latino Students,” focused on how a bilingual program used Latino literature and digital literacies in an afterschool program to support young Latino learners and teacher candidates’ learning.

Kristy Ayala also participated in the panel, “What Can Schools and Communities Do to Improve Educational Attainment for Students of Mexican Descent?” The panel explored recent changes in the Mexican-origin population and discussed ways schools and community organizations can engage Mexican parents more effectively.

Congratulations to both Professor Martínez –Roldán and Kristy!