Juntos (Together) Blog Building Partnerships with Latino Families

A blog exploring ways to foster culturally-responsive partnerships with Latino students and their families to help ensure their success – today and in the future.

The impact of acculturation and acculturative stress on Latino students and families

The impact of acculturation and acculturative stress on Latino students and families

October, 2019

When someone from one cultural background moves into a new environment, change inevitably occurs. The process of adapting to the new dominant culture is called acculturation.

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The importance of self-reflection in building cultural competence

The importance of self-reflection in building cultural competence

August, 2019

While students of color comprise more than 40 percent of the U.S. student population, educators of color comprise only 17 percent of the teaching force.

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‘Juntos’ shares evidence-based approaches to promoting Latino students’ success

Understanding Latinos families’ school experiences builds a foundation for partnership

July, 2019

It is easy to assume all families have similar experiences with U.S. schools, but the perceptions of culturally and linguistically diverse groups may vary.

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Latino students and families: A growing population that is underrepresented in research

Latino students and families: A growing population that is underrepresented in research

May, 2019

The demographics of U.S. schools are rapidly changing. Latino students are the fastest growing ethnic group, and currently, one in four U.S. students is Latino. Latino students are projected to represent a third of the school-age population by 2050, equaling non-Latino White students.

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Beyond Involvement: Strategies for Partnership with Latino Families

Beyond involvement: Strategies for partnership with Latino families

April, 2019

When parents are engaged in their children’s education, their children do better. Decades of research has shown that family engagement has positive effects on children’s behavior and academic achievement.

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‘Juntos’ shares evidence-based approaches to promoting Latino students’ success

‘Juntos’ shares evidence-based approaches to promoting Latino students’ success

March, 2019

A new blog series aims to bridge the gap between research and practical ways to support Latino students, a growing U.S. population that continues to face disparities in educational outcomes.

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