On Wednesday, December 12, The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) and the DeSales University Department of Education will co-sponsor an evening symposium, Moving Forward, which will address the current high drop-out rates for Latinos and other students of color. The symposium will start at 5:30 p.m. at the DeSales University Center.
The alarming numbers of high drop-out rates have serious and damaging repercussions for the future of the state and the nation’s economic security. The symposium will provide a forum for schools and programs to share practices that have met with success in bringing down barriers to achievement and that have proven effective in maximizing these students’ chances for success.
Panelists from regional school districts and charter schools will highlight promising strategies and partnerships. Attendees will be invited to submit questions and comments for the panelists. Ms. Maria Montero, executive director of GACLA and Dr. Eltgard Roces, chairperson of GACLA will lead the discussion.
School district personnel, teachers, parents, students, and all who are concerned with education are invited to attend. The symposium is free-of-charge. Attendees are asked to preregister through the DeSales website http://www.desales.edu/home/academics/graduate-studies/programs-of-study/m-ed---master-of-education/moving-forward-symposium or by calling 610-282-1100 x1461.
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