Latino Education Summit 2014

Agenda & Best Practices Presentations

"Closing the Achievement Gap"
 2014 Ohio Latino Education Summit
Wednesday, March 5th at the Ohio Union, Ohio State University 

Keynote Address
Dr. Samuel Betances, Souder, Betances & Associates, Inc.
Sophia Rodriguez, President of the Western Ohio Education Association

Welcome Address
Dr. Valerie Lee, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, OSU

Lunchtime Panel
Dean Cheryl Achterberg, Ohio State College of Education and Human Ecology
Dr. Richard Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction (ODE)
Senior Vice Chancellor Gary Cates, Ohio Board of Regents
Dr. David Hopkins, President of the Wright State University 
Ohio Senator  Peggy Lehner, District 6 (R)
Ohio Senator Charleta Tavares, District 15 (D)

"Central Ohio English Language Center Collaborative (COELEC)" 
Otterbein University

 "Closing the Achievement Gap for Hispanic Students"
Lourdes Narvez, 
Springfield City School District
Click here to learn more about Springfield CSD's Hispanic Outreach Program.

"Kicked Out and Locked In: How Discipline Policies Hurt Latinos"
Carolyn Novak, ACLU of Ohio
To learn more about PBIS in schools, visit

 "Six Years of Growing and Learning"
Richele O'Connor, El Puente Educational Learning Center, Inc.

 "Latino Outreach at Ohio State"
Frederick Aldama, Maria Sanchez, & Elena Foulis of the Ohio State University
To learn more about OSU's "L.A.S.E.R. "Program, visit their website.

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