Gloria G. Rodriguez

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In 1973, the former schoolteacher founded a nonprofit to help low-income parents get their children ready for school, thus reducing the dropout rate among Hispanics. AVANCE’s success has earned Ms. Rodriguez the Distinguished Service to Education Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the 2004 Hispanic Heritage Award. She is the author of Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World.
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