Dropouts, Dreamers, and Alternative Pathways to College - Education Connections Webinar

Dropouts, Dreamers, and Alternative Pathways to College: Creating Viable Options for Overage-Undercredited ELLs

This Education Connections webinar will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm ET.
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About the Webinar
This interactive webinar will explore the educational needs and challenges faced by a population that is nearly invisible to the American mainstream: overage under-credited newcomer English Language Learners. The presentation will draw on original research and present an overview of this growing but overlooked population, discuss issues at the root of interrupted formal education, and address challenges in serving newcomer ELLs with interrupted schooling. The presentation will challenge some operative deficit perspectives on why certain immigrant youth do not attend school and present some promising practices for serving this population.

About the Presenter
Marguerite Lukes, PhD has been an educator and advocate for immigrant students, emergent bilinguals, and English language learners for more than 25 years. Currently at Internationals Network for Public Schools, Marguerite is the Director of National Initiatives, overseeing a five-year federally-funded school reform initiative to promote higher levels of achievement for English language learners (ELLs). 

A former ESL teacher, Marguerite has taught in and directed programs in English as a Second Language, Spanish literacy, and basic skills for youth and adults. She has also designed, implemented, and evaluated professional development programs for K-12 and adult education with a focus on emergent bilinguals. Marguerite received her doctorate from New York University, where she conducted research about the educational experiences of Latino migrant youth and designed professional development for schools serving immigrant students in New York State. 

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