An R&D Approach to the Educational Challenges of the Growing Latino Population in the United States’ “New South”

Pedro Portes, Rolf Straubhaar, Paula Mellom


The authors here outline three evidence-driven school-based initiatives of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education at the University of Georgia: an afterschool program, culturally-responsive pedagogy training, and a longitudinal study of Latino students. All these initiatives focus on improving educational outcomes for Latino students throughout the state. 


Latino students; New South; culturally responsive pedagogy

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