Equity in Learning Opportunity with Dr. Pedro Noguera on Feb. 6 – Please Join Us!

Dr. Pedro NogueraRenowned author and longtime educator Dr. Pedro Noguera is making a return visit to APS!  Dr. Noguera is a dynamic speaker and an expert on school reform, diversity, and the achievement gap.  Please join Dr. Noguera as he continues his dialogue with APS educators on equity in learning.

When:  Thursday, February 6th from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road

Who should attend?

  • Any APS staff member who wants to learn more about equity in learning.
  • School leadership teams focused on closing the achievement gap with their students.
  • Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to Lora Ashelman at lsashelman@aurorak12.org or x28025 to register or with questions.

In his own words:

“The more we do for equity in every child’s learning, the more we will do for excellence. When we combine equity and excellence in learning, we focus on all kids being exposed to high standards and quality teachers.  All are learning high quality knowledge and skills to apply to their own situation.  When we do this, our students will succeed.” Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. 

Who is Dr. Noguera?

  • Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University.
  • An urban sociologist, Noguera’s scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment.
  • Noguera has served as an advisor and engaged in collaborative research with several large urban school districts throughout the United States.
  • He has also done research on issues related to education and economic and social development in the Caribbean, Latin America and several other countries throughout the world.
  • Pedro Noguera has published over one hundred research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, youth violence, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society.
  • Dr. Noguera was a K-12 classroom teacher for several years and continues to teach part-time in high schools.
  • His work has appeared in several major research journals and many are available online at inmotionmagazine.com. He is the author of several books including Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools (Josey Bass, 2006), The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education (Wiley and Sons, 2008), and Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap with A. Wade Boykin (ASCD, 2011).