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Relive the 2021 State of Latino Education

Latinos for Education presents the State of Latino Education Summit: Reclaiming the Promise of Educational Equity on October 6 and October 7, 2021. 


Latinos for Education celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the first annual State of Latino Education Convening from October 5th - 7th. This year’s theme was Reclaiming the Promise of Educational Equity.  

Across the three days, nearly 900 attendees engaged with established and emerging Latino leaders around the policies, practices and advocacy efforts to remove barriers for Latino students and families both nationally and locally. We celebrated education champions and Latino educators for their continued contributions to supporting our communities.  

We thank the featured speakers, panelists, award recipients, attendees, and event sponsors for your involvement this year. We invite you to relive the event and stay connected with our work.  

About the event
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National Convening

The National Convening showcased our national advocacy agenda, which focuses on the following key priority areas: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Educator Diversity, and adequate COVID19 response for the Latino community. 

A summary of the agenda can be found in our Executive Summary. The featured panel included national Latino experts from across the cradle to career continuum. Latinx Teacher Fellow Sophia Gonzalez shared a powerful poem and we celebrated Latinx educators who are making an impact with students and families.  

Master of Ceremonies

Featured Speakers

Adelante Award Recipients


Houston Convening (English)

At the State of Latino Education Summit in Houston, participants will engaged in a discussion about the state of Latino education across America’s fourth largest city and the Lone Star state. Since 2005, there has been an increase of 800,000 Latino students in Texas. For Texas – and our country – to be successful, Latino students must be successful. Join this virtual event to see what Latinos for Education is doing in Houston to increase Latino leadership in education and mobilize leaders and communities. A panel of Texas Superintendents – from the Rio Grande Valley to Houston to Dallas – provided attendees with a front seat to their vision and the initiatives they are spearheading in their major school districts to improve the quality of education Latino students are accessing.

Featured Speakers


Massachusetts Convening

The Massachusetts Convening focused on Educator Diversity and celebrated legislative champions who are leading efforts to increase the representation of educators of color. We discussed why educator diversity matters and how the Commonwealth is at the forefront of making prominent change that could be replicated in other states with the Educator Diversity Act. Legislators also recognized Latino education leaders in their districts who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.  

Master of Ceremonies