Lecture and Symposium Focus on the State of English Language Learners in Texas

May 14, 2009

Event: The State of English Language Education Learners in Texas
Texas Center for Education Policy Distinguished Lecture and Symposium

When: 1-5 p.m., Friday, May 15

Where: Texas Union Ballroom, The University of Texas at Austin

Background: Symposium presenters include Dr. Rebecca Callahan, assistant professor, University of Georgia, Athens; Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, assistant professor, The University of Texas at Austin; and Dr. Alba Ortiz, professor, The University of Texas at Austin.

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, District 26, will give the distinguished lecture. Following the lecture, a toast will be made to the Honorable William Wayne Justice for his 50-plus years of service. His landmark rulings in the field of education have addressed inequities and discrimination in schools, including inadequate education for immigrant and non-English speaking children.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Andrea Melendrez, 512-471-7055, or e-mail tcep@austin.utexas.edu.

For more information, contact: Leslie Blair, Div. of Diversity & Community Engagement, 512 232 4621.