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A Participatory Evening with Rethinking Schools

Please note that there are two separate opportunities to engage with Rethinking Schools: a day-long conference and a participatory evening event. Separate registration is required for each. See the conference webpage for more information.

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Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for "The Lines Between Us: Multicultural Education and Social Justice," a participatory evening event with members of the editorial board of the nonprofit organization Rethinking Schools. Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen, and Wayne Au 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. The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) in the Domenici Education Building (Grand Hall).

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

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.

--Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015.