English and Special-ed Learners

University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice brings regional experts together to discuss challenges and solutions in serving special needs students

Jan. 24, 2011—The University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice has brought together some of the region’s leading experts to discuss the challenges of teaching English-language learners and special education students today.

Panelists will examine the resources currently available to teachers, students and their parents, and discuss the challenges affecting them. Topics of discussion include:

  • Educational services available to English learners and students with special needs
  • Methods for facilitating classroom engagement for these students 
  • Examples of how social class and culture impact academic achievement 
  • Suggestions on how parents who don’t speak English can help their children perform better at school

WHAT: Educational Panel: “Serving the English Learners and Special Needs Students in a Multicultural Setting.”


  • Dr. Barbara Flores, California State San Bernardino professor and president of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Trustees 
  • Dr. Susan Porter, University of Redlands assistant professor of Special Education and Teacher Education 
  • Dr. Jose Lalas, University of Redlands professor and member of the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Trustees 
  • Dr. Ayanna Balogun, Rialto Unified School District teacher

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16

WHERE: Gregory Hall 161, University of Redlands 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA

RSVP: or 909-748-8815

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