Dr. Pedro Noguera speaks on race and educational equity


Above: Dr. Joe Rodriguez (American Reading Company), Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dr. Elvia Rodriguez, Gloria Acey Davis and Tiffany Flores (American Reading Company), and Dr. John Brooks (UNT College of Education)

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University and urban sociologist, visited UNT on November 29 for a special event hosted by the American Reading Company and the College of Education to address the achievement gap for Latino and African-American youths. The lecture was invited by the college's bilingual/ESL program and the Morningside Children's Partnership.

Noguera's presentation, "What will we do about the boys? Providing academic and social support to African American and Latino males," focused on the challenges facing African American and Latino young men.

Noguera's research and writing take a thoughtful look at the issue of race and educational equity and explore strategies that can change the culture and structure of schools. He has published more than 150 research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, youth violence, conditions that promote student achievement, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools and race and ethnic relations in American society.

Review American Reading Company's white paper, Educating Black and Latino Males, Striving for Educational Excellence and Equity, inspired by Noguera's philosophies which address the key implications for leadership, educators, parents, and communities in determining how best to close the opportunity gap for the minority males we serve.