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Ruby Payne workshop slated for teachers, administrators

February 22, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

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.


The seminar is built around Payne's book. Her teachings are designed for educators of all stripes, but helpful to anyone who works with underprivileged students or adults, according to organizers.

Those who are welcome to attend are elementary through high school principals, superintendents, assistant principals, district-level staff, teachers, health and social service agencies and business leaders.

The workshop cost is $140 per participant. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Juan Cruz at the Office of Education at 312-6579.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 370-8549.

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