10 Jul 2015

Schools as the hub of the community

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 10 July 2015

Pedro NogueraProfessor Pedro Noguera from New York University is an educator and researcher whose work has largely focused on poor children, and why they have poor educational outcomes.

He contends that low expectations can also lead to low outcomes, and that there is no point in repeatedly assessing children if that data is not going to be used to intervene.

Professor Noguera says schools need to become community hubs, serving whole families, and he’s studied examples of this in a range of communities experiencing hardship in the United States.