Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Inland Empire, California

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a mother, grandmother, former middle school teacher, former member of a school board of education and an education advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire.

Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her B.S. in political science and public administration from California Baptist University and a master’s in education technology from Cal State Fullerton.

Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families in the Inland Empire and currently works as an education specialist.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2018

71 Years Ago This Case Ended Segregation in California and Made Brown v. Board of Education Possible

In September 1943, Gonzalo Jr., Sylvia and Jerome Mendez went with their aunt, Soledad Vidaurri, and three cousins to enroll…

By Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Posted Sep. 8, 2016

How to Know When It’s Time to Find a New Teacher for Your Mijo/a

What would you do if your child came home from school and said to you, “I hate school” or “I…

By Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Posted July 18, 2018

Coffee Break: Oakland’s Lakisha Young Is Done Waiting for Superman and Ready for Parents to Take the Lead

Lakisha Young is executive director of The Oakland REACH. She has dedicated her career to promoting access to quality schools because she knows firsthand that…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted July 17, 2018

Superintendent Tom Boasberg Is Stepping Down After Nearly a Decade of Bringing the Community Together for Better Schools

I suppose Tom Boasberg is a successful “education reformer.” The policy resume (charters, accountability, innovation) certainly checks out. And Denver Public Schools invariably gets mentioned…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 17, 2018

4 Things Every First-Year Teacher Needs to Know

Recently, I shared with a colleague that I was about to start my new job as an assistant professor of education, assisting first-year teachers as…

By Zachary Wright 

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