Sandra Rodriguez

Guest Blogger

Advocacy Director, Latinos for Education

Houston, Texas

Sandra Rodríguez is the Greater Houston Advocacy Director at Latinos for Education. She is a first-generation Mexican American and native Houstonian who strongly believes in working collectively to develop equitable and sustainable solutions to address issues at the core of the problem. Her grassroots and advocacy work in underrepresented communities has made an impact in transportation, housing, and in addressing the social determinants of health.

In addition to her work at Latinos for Education, Sandra serves as the President of the Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council, is a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum Class XLVIII, member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, was a candidate for Houston City Council in 2019 and serves on various boards and committees.

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Posted Aug. 19, 2021

Meet las Familias Latinas Por La Educación. These Families Won’t Be Ignored.

Throughout my 20 year career in Houston, I have fought for Latino parents and caregivers to be considered equal members…

By Sandra Rodríguez

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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