César Chávez education conference is March 23-24

Two literacy and education experts headline the ninth annual César Chávez Conference on Literacy and Educational Policy on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union.

Maureen McLaughlin, a professor of reading at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, will speak at 4:20 p.m. March 23 about “Guided Comprehension and the Common Core State Standards: Teaching Connections.” She has published several books and articles focusing on reading comprehension.

Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, assistant professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies at San Francisco State University, speaks at 9 a.m. March 24. Duncan-Andrade, who also is co-director of the Educational Equity Initiative at SFSU’s César Chávez Institute, has lectured around the world about the elements of effective teaching in schools serving poor and working class children.

Several breakout sessions will be in the Peters Business Building (east of the Satellite Student Union) and will feature issues of educational reform and literacy instruction in such areas as conflict, connecting with urban youth and measuring teacher quality.

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development presents the free, public event. It begins Fresno State’s celebration of National Farmworker Awareness Week, which include the César Chávez Day of Service Learning state holiday Friday, March 30, when campus is closed.

For information about the conference, contact Dr. Glenn DeVoogd at 559.278.0279 or e-mail gdevoogd@csufresno.edu.

(Copy by University Communications student news assistant Reganie Smith-Love).

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