You are invited to the Education Policy Forum on
Latino/a Students & Postsecondary Education Pathways: Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing Policy Landscape
Friday February 17th, 12-2pm
Jose Luis Santos
Vice President of Higher Education Policy and Practice, The Education Trust
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Excelencia in Education
RSVP by February 15th
More about the event: The Latino population of young people is the fastest growing minority group in the United States. Although they are accessing postsecondary institutions in record numbers, data shows that Latino students continue to face multiple barriers to opportunity, access, and success. Join us for the AERA/IEL Education Policy Forum for a discussion about equity and opportunity to support Latino/a students, the changing policy landscape, and the ways forward.
More about Jose Luis Santos: As Ed Trust’s vice president of higher education policy and practice, José Luis oversees all aspects of the organization’s higher education work, which is focused on improving access, affordability, completion, and post-enrollment success for low-income students and students of color. The driving force behind José Luis’ work is his belief that federal, state, and institutional policies may not adequately support increased educational and economic outcomes for traditionally underrepresented students (low-income, people of color, first-generation, and veterans) but rather, perpetuate inequitable outcomes leading to further stratification.
More about Deborah Santiago: Deborah A. Santiago is the co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Policy at Excelencia in Education. For more than 20 years, she has led research and policy efforts from the community to national and federal levels to improve educational opportunities and success for all students. She co-founded Excelencia in Education to inform policy and practice to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Her current work focuses on federal and state policy, financial aid, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and effective institutional practices for student success in higher education. She has been cited in numerous publications for her work, including The Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, AP, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Deborah serves on the board of the National Student Clearinghouse, and the advisory boards of thedream.us and Univision’s Education Campaign.
Location: Institute for Educational Leadership, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008. Closest Metro station is Van Ness-UDC (red line). Parking is available in the building's garage for a fee.
Required reservations may be made online by Wednesday, February 15th.
Limited available seating is assigned according to the order in which reservations are received. Thirteen dollars for the subsidized lunch will be collected at the door (cash or check only).