Promising Practices for Engaging Hispanic/Latino Students in Georgia

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Georgia Hispanic/Latino students historically have not matched the academic performance levels of their peers. As this population grows, excellence in education becomes even more important for our diverse state.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began this week, I invite you to use this opportunity to take a look at Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s  (GPEE) Promising Practices for Engaging Hispanic/Latino Students in Georgia document and share it with your colleagues and partners.

The Georgia Partnership created this resource through the support of The Goizueta Foundation as part of our REACHES (Research, Engagement, and Communities for Hispanic/Latino Educated Students) initiative. REACHES is working to increase the graduation rate, and college and career readiness of Hispanic/Latino students in Calhoun City Schools and Tattnall County Schools. Now that we’re in our third and final year of REACHES, we have lessons to share with the rest of the state about the factors hindering and enhancing the birth-to-work pipeline of Latinos in Georgia.

We at GPEE are asking you to assist us in making sure our Promising Practices reach the hands of the educational leaders scross the state who need the information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected], or at 404-223-2492.

Find out how this relates to education trends in this state over the past decade. Download the Georgia KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot, “Closing Georgia’s Education Gap will Keep Georgia Competitive.”