Archive of 2011 December

Creating Risk

on December 23rd, 2011 in Blog by | 1 Comment

Minnesota state officials recently released the Minnesota Readiness Study showing that children of color and children who live in poverty are “less likely to be considered ready for kindergarten”[1] than their White and middle class counterparts.  As we try to understand, I want to focus attention on the notion of…

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Empowering Students through the Iowa Latino Conference

on December 7th, 2011 in Blog by | 11 Comments

Note: Earlier this year, I wrote about the Iowa Latino Conference that I was participating in for the first time.  More recently, I shared the highlights from the October event. From participating in most of  Youth Development Summit planning meetings last Spring, Summer and Fall to attending the two-day conference,…

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