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Minority Administrators, School Personnel Key to Engaging Immigrant Parents
March 8, 2012
Minority principals and other administrative personnel at elementary and high schools play a key role in implementing policies and practices aimed at engaging immigrant parents of students, according to new research from Rice University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Vanderbilt University.
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