Parade Magazine Highlights Work Of Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

Today’s Parade Magazine has a feature article on How Latinos Are Changing America.

In it, Linda Alvarado, president and CEO of Denver’s Alvarado Construction and a co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, has this exchange with the interviewer:

Morales: You ask any Latino parent what is the most important thing and they say education. Yet the Latino [high school] dropout rate is the worst in the country. Why?

Alvarado: We need parental involvement. There’s a program in the Denver public schools where the teachers go to the students’ homes to meet the parents. It is being able to sit down, to reach out.

The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project has been active in Denver for the past few years.

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