Dr. Pedro Noguera

New York University

Dr. Pedro Noguera is a sociologist at New York University whose work focuses on the impact of demographics, as well as of social and economic conditions, on schools around the country. The author of numerous books and scholarly articles, Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets. His most recent books include Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys (Harvard Education Press, 2014) with Edward Fergus and Margary Martin and Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student with Alan Blankstein (Corwin, 2015).

In this interview with Colorín Colorado, Dr. Noguera discusses the influence of his parents, teachers, and librarians on his early education; the effects of poverty on school achievement; the ways that strong community schools can help support student success; and the importance of building relationships with ELLs and their families.

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A complete biography is available from the NYU website, as well as the interview transcript below.