Language and Learning: Home, School, and Community

by Josiah Brown | Oct 2, 2017 7:02 am

Brokk Tollefson

Josiah Brown, a volunteer member of the board of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, sent this account of an event in which the Coalition was involved.

On Thursday, September 29, the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) hosted a forum on “Language and Learning: Home, School, and Community,” at the Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Childhood School.  Co-sponsored also by the Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (CALAS) and the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, the event featured a panel of the following speakers:

  Ann Anderberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU)
  Marilyn Calderón, M.Ed., Executive Director, Connecticut Parent Power
  Luis Chavez-Brumell, Manager, Young Minds & Family Learning Department, New Haven Public Library

(Another invited speaker, Coral Ortiz – the Hillhouse H.S. 2017 valedictorian and a former member of New Haven and Connecticut Boards of Education – appeared despite not feeling well, but she was encouraged to go home and rest.)

The moderator was Abie Benítez, Ph.D., Director of Instruction & English-Language Learning, NHPS; Madeline Negrón, Ph.D., another Director of Instruction who oversees early childhood for the district, offered opening remarks.  (Both colleagues are officers of CALAS, as well.)

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