Deputy Director Dr. Adriana Villavicencio participated in two sessions at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention in Detroit, MI in November 2016.

Dr. Villavicencio participated in a session focused on social-emotional learning and school leadership. Drawing from the Research Alliance report, “Strategies for Improving School Culture: Educator Reflections on Transforming the High School Experience for Black and Latino Young Men,” Dr. Villavicencio discussed efforts in a group of schools to develop culturally relevant education; adopt restorative approaches to discipline; promote strong relationships in school; and provide early support for students’ postsecondary goals.

The second session brought together a group of Latina scholars, including Dr. Villavicencio, to discuss strategies for building and supporting networks of Latina scholars.

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