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Save the Date for LAII Rethinking Schools Conference

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH RETHINKING SCHOOLS EDITORS: A DAY-LONG CONFERENCE AND A PARTICIPATORY EVENING EVENT. SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU AT BOTH EVENTS!

A Free, Public Conference Featuring Rethinking Schools: The Fight for Social Justice in Tough Times

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Join the LAII for a remarkable opportunity to hear from three of the editors behind the nonprofit organization Rethinking Schools. Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, and Wayne Au will present hands-on workshops, presentations, and panel discussions alongside UNM faculty Shiv Desai, Glenabah Martinez, Tyson Marsh, Nancy López, Katherine Crawford-Garrett, Ricky Lee Allen, and Ruth Trinidad Galván. Over the course of the day, speakers and participants will engage with questions related to social justice, multicultural education, and cultural literacy. This day-long conference will be held in multiple rooms at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 5:00 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNM Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, and the UNM Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Reserve your space now. Please contact kphilipp@unm.edu with any questions.

Free Participatory Evening Event Featuring Rethinking Schools: The Lines Between Us: Multicultural Education and Social Justice

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Join the LAII on Thursday, April 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Bank of America Theater for a participatory evening event in which Rethinking Schools editors Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow, and Linda Christensen will demonstrate ways that they engage students in critical, multicultural education for social justice. They will explore the implications of this kind of teaching in the era of the common core standards and tests.

This event is co-sponsored by Bookworks, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes, and the Spanish Resource Center.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Reserve your space now. Please contact kphilipp@unm.edu with any questions.

About Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries. While the scope and influence of Rethinking Schools has changed, its basic orientation has not. Most importantly, it remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy.

Editor's note: Content updated on 4/1/2015.

--Posted Friday, January 23, 2015.