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Luz Santana is the codirector of the Right Question Institute and the coauthor of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (2011).
In the late 1980s, as a parent of children in the Lawrence, Massachusetts, public school system, she began to work with other parents as part of a drop-out prevention program. At the time, she was also traveling a path that led from her own personal experiences coming from Puerto Rico and then navigating the welfare and other public systems and continuing on to getting an associate's degree to a bachelor's and a master's degree from Springfield College School of Human Services.
One of the founders of the Right Question Institute, Santana is now a nationally recognized educational innovator, facilitator, and keynote speaker in English and Spanish who has designed a wide range of participatory learning curricula in many fields, including parent involvement, adult education, social services, health care, immigrant advocacy, neighborhood organizing, and voter engagement. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, international press in Spanish, and on National Public Radio.
By learning how to ask the "right questions," educators can build effective partnerships with parents who have not been actively involved in their children's schooling.
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