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Conference Aims to Help Texas Implement Mexican-American Studies Courses

(Above: Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) Later this week (March 31-April 1, 2017), educators will meet for a conference on implementing Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will speak on Friday (March 31). On Saturday (April […]

Lorenzo Cano, associate director, UH Center for Mexican American Studies(Above: Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media)

Later this week (March 31-April 1, 2017), educators will meet for a conference on implementing Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will speak on Friday (March 31). On Saturday (April 1), local educators who currently teach some Mexican-American studies courses will discuss what they cover.

National experts on ethnic studies in public schools will also be on hand. To tell us more, we talk with Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the UH Center for Mexican American Studies, which is organizing the conference.

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