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February 3, 2014

College of Education dean and professor discuss poverty's impact on learning, upcoming conference on Craig Fahle Show

http://wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/understanding-poverty-impact-on-education/

Dean Carolyn M. Shields and Ingrid J. Guerra-López, associate professor and director of the Institute for Learning and Performance Improvement, at Wayne State University’s College of Education spoke to Craig Fahle about the issues of poverty and the impact on learning. The two will present at Wayne State's third annual conference on “Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education” Feb. 5-7. Shields, coming from a social justice perspective, will present how “America’s Longest War Can Be Won” and Guerra-Lopez will share her personal experiences with poverty — particularly as an immigrant and daughter of a single mother struggling to learn a new culture and language — and the impact it has had on her life and career.

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