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Latino educational disparities topic of March 25 talk

Pedro Portes, executive director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education at the University of Georgia, will give a talk and take part in a discussion regarding Latino educational disparities on March 25 at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education.

Portes’s talk, entitled “Organizing Initiatives for Countering Structured Latino Educational Disparities: CLASE & Praxis,” will be begin at 9 a.m. in Room 02 of Peabody Hall. Portes will describe the mission of CLASE and give an overview of some of its projects and findings.

Following the presentation, Portes will take part in a discussion regarding Latina/o education issues with Spencer Salas, an assistant professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education at UNC-Charlotte.

In addition to being the executive director of CLASE, Portes is the Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair of Latino Teacher Education and a professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia.

The event is part of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education Frank A. Daniels Colloquium Series and the UNC Latina/o Cultures Speakers Series. It is co-sponsored by the UNC-School of Education, the UNC Program in Latina/o Studies, and the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative.