Madera’s new school superintendent, Ed Gonzalez, has identified eight groups of students he considers to be most at risk for dropping out of school.
He shared some of his thoughts on those groups during remarks at a reception given in his honor by the Association of Mexican American Educators and Latinas Unidas.
At the top of the list of at-risk students, he said, are students in foster care, followed by students who are homeless. Gonzalez indicated that many of Madera’s students fall into these two categories.
Gonzalez next identified migrant students, whose transient status makes a smooth school year impossible...