LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2009 – Pedro Noguera, one of the nation’s leading experts in urban education and immigration, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, March 19 session of the Urban Lecture Series sponsored by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.
Noguera’s research focuses on how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment. He is a professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.
He is the author and editor of numerous books including “Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools,” and “City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education.”
Noguera will make several appearances on the Loyola Marymount campus during his visit, including a lecture at LMU’s School of Education (SOE) and as a participant on an Urban Lecture Series panel on education along with Marlene Canter, member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and SOE Dean Shane P. Martin.