Sunday, May 3, 2009

Partnership Inked Between School of Education at IUPUI and Indy Latino Groups

A partnership between the Indiana School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Latino community was signed last Thursday (30 April).

The memorandum of understanding formalizes the partnership and describes the creation of a unit within the School of Education's Center on Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) at IUPUI dedicated exclusively to the study of Latino education in Indiana. Working as a federation of local neighborhood organizations, school districts, university researchers, and other key stakeholders, the unit would set and oversee implementation of a collaboratively-derived agenda built around these goals:

* Create a knowledge base on the status of Latino education in the state
* Enrich the public discourse bearing on Latino education issues
* Provide technical assistance in educational practices that work best for Latinos
* Advance policies and programs that address issues and needs.

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