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Why Latino Representation on School Boards Matters and How to Make it Happen

By Brooke Saias — December 7, 2021 5:23
Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.

Elected school board members make decisions that impact every aspect of a student’s education. Though Latino students make up a quarter of America’s student body, most school boards have no Latino representation.

Brooke Saias is a video producer for Education Week, working to tell stories about the impact of education on communities.

This project is sponsored by Learning Ally. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

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