As an urban sociologist and current New York University professor, Dr. Pedro Noguera looks at ways in which the academic performance of students in urban areas is linked to social and economic factors. As a former K-12 teacher, he argues that American public schools are floundering and our current policies focus on the symptoms and not the underlying cause—poverty.
Dr. Noguera recently co-created the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, a national campaign to examine poverty’s impact on student academic achievement.The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education has several tenets, including focusing on wrap-around services that address hunger and health, parental engagement, and supporting teachers through improved instruction.
Dr. Noguera has written several books including The Trouble With Black Boys and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education and Closing the Achievement Gap: From Research to Practice. Some of his recognitions include the Schott Foundation Award for Research on Race and Gender, the AESA Critics Choice Book Award (Trouble With Black Boys), and the Scholastic Corporation Education Hero Award.
Join us on October 18th to hear Dr. Noguera discuss poverty, the achievement gap, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education. Register for this free event today!
The Broader, Bolder Approach with Dr. Pedro Noguera
Thursday, October 18th
Highline Community College
Mt. Townsend Room
2400 S 240th St.
Dr. Noguera is also a regular public speaker and contributor to several different publications. Read his thoughts on charter schools here and listen to his opinion of the Chicago Teacher’s Strike here. Watch him address the University of Virginia below: