College Readiness and College Completion: how do we get there from here?

There is no better indicator of the US’s changing demographics than our nation’s schools. There are now more Latinos and English Language learners in our schools than there have ever been. While there are significant numbers of Latino students in K-12 schools, there are few Latinos that reach higher education. In this interactive discussion panelists will discuss the macro trend data and the state of education in the U.S. for Latinos and the new education policies that will radically change demands on our students in the coming years. A particular focus will be the college knowledge gap that exists between first generation, low-income Latino students. Panelists will explore how social media can facilitate greater engagement and participation among first
generation college-going students and their families.

Panel Leader: Libby Julia, Online Editor in Chief, New Futuro Organization

Libby Julia



Sara Brown – President at Excelencia for Education

Lily Eskelsen – VP at National Education Association

Robert Russell – Principal at Informal Learning Solutions

Andres Henriquez – Program Officer at Carnegie Corporation


Target Audience: General Public

What will you learn?

  • How social media is powering education
  • The future of education
  • Case studies