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Spanish-Language Initiative Launched Today

EAST LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 5, 2013) – The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, is launching a new project designed to make its work accessible to the nation’s parents and community members who are Spanish-language dominant. As part of that initiative, the Center today released three Spanish-language policy briefs explaining research-based and equity-focused approaches to key education issues: charter schools, teacher incentives and promoting involvement of parents of English language learners.

Funding for all three briefs was provided by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.

Find links to all three briefs on the Great Lakes Center website:

  • “Promoting ELL Parental Involvement: Challenges in Contested Times” by Beatriz Arias and Milagros Morillo-Campbell.
  • “Chartering Equity: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity” by Julie Mead and Preston Green.
  • “Creating Teacher Incentives for School Excellence and Equity” by Barnett Berry and Jon Eckert.

“Latino students and families are disproportionately affected by today’s school reform policies, it is critical that they have access to the research evidence and fully participate in decisions that impact their communities,” said NEPC director Kevin Welner, a professor at CU Boulder’s School of Education.

The Ford Foundation also provided funding for “Chartering Equity” and “Creating Teacher Incentives”.

The full briefs, in both Spanish and English, are available on the NEPC website:


The mission of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is to support and disseminate high quality research and reviews of research for the purpose of informing education policy and to develop research-based resources for use by those who advocate for education reform.

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