Author, professor, and urban sociologist Pedro Noguera will speak at Highline CC Thursday, October 18th about poverty's pervasive influence on the achievement gap and what he believes to be an oversight by current education policy to address the issue. The talk is free to the public.

Highline CC hosts sociologist & author Dr. Noguera Thurs. night, public welcome; wrote "The Trouble with Black Boys"

Press Release from Highline Community College:

Author, professor, and former K-12 classroom teacher Pedro Noguera will be in the Seattle area Thursday, October 18th to discuss poverty's pervasive influence on the achievement gap and what he believes to be an oversight by current education policy to address the issue.

As an urban sociologist and current New York university professor, Dr. Noguera looks at ways in which the academic performance of students in urban areas is linked to social and economic factors. He argues that American public schools are floundering, and our current policies are focusing on the symptoms and not the underlying cause—poverty. Dr. Noguera will discuss a new national reform agenda, the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education. This approach focuses on wrap-around services that address hunger and health, parental engagement, and supporting teachers through improved instruction.

Dr. Noguera is the author of books such as The Trouble with Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education and Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools.

Event Details:


The Broader, Bolder Approach with Dr. Pedro Noguera

Thursday, October 18th, 
7:00 p.m.
 Highline Community College, 
Mt. Townsend Room 
2400 S 240th St.
This event is free and open to the public. It is presented in partnership by the League of Education Voters Foundation and the Road Map Project. Event sponsors include Microsoft, Perkins Coie, LLP, the Raikes Foundation, and Vulcan.

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