Ruby K. Payne, author of "A Framework for Understanding Poverty," will visit the Imperial Valley in hopes of helping school officials and teachers learn to work better with underprivileged students.
Her two-day workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29 and 30 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort near Holtville. The workshop is sponsored by the county Office of Education and its school-to-career program.
Payne has been involved in education since 1972 as a teacher, principal, consultant and administrator, according to a press release from the Office of Education.
Speaking to about 200 groups a year, Payne is working to spread the word that underprivileged children need not suffer through an educational system oblivious to their needs.