Recent news reports have focused on the growing educational gap between white students and students of color, including Hispanic/Latino students. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the closing of schools that resulted, has exacerbated this gap.   

Historically, Catholic schools have had greater success with their Latino students than public schools have achieved. However, with the growing number of Latino English Language Learners students in Catholic high schools, more needs to be done to ensure these students are noticed, valued, and educated well.  

Rather than a theoretical discussion of best practices in equity instruction, Pamela Patnode will provide concrete, proven ideas used by Catholic high school educators in a high performing, culturally diverse, urban, Catholic school.

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