Five Practices for the Success of Latino/a/x Students
Based on the work of high-performing urban schools across the country, this session presents five key practices that are integral to improving achievement and postsecondary outcomes for Latino students. The experience of these schools affirms that excellence and equity are possible when educators come together around an important purpose and focus on the needs, strengths, and interests of all their students.
The session is supported by the work of the National Center for Urban School Transformation and the book by the same name, providing specific examples and guidance plus assessment tools designed to help school leaders reflect upon their current practices, affirm school strengths that resemble the exemplary practices described in the chapters, and help educators pinpoint opportunities to strengthen practices. The session and resources aim to help leaders create a positive school culture, coherent school design, and develop the practices and policies that support Latino students to realize their potential.