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VOCES UNIDAS POR LA EDUCACIÓN

Voces Unidas por la Educación is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower Latinos in Florida to advocate for a high-quality, well-funded public education system that leaves no student behind.  

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We are a coalition of Latino teachers, families, school personnel and community leaders standing up for Florida's public school students, fighting to ensure that every student has access to a high-quality education.

Voces unidas por la educacion and Alianza for Progress meeting on renaming Stonewall Jackson middle
School Board member Johanna Lopez speaks in representation of Voces Unidas por la Educacion at Tally Rally

We've successfully advocated, alongside the Florida Education Association (FEA), for increasing teachers' salaries for new teachers across the state. We continue fighting for a fairer compensation system for all teachers and school personnel, including bus drivers and school janitors.

In 2020, we also worked with our grassroots partners to successfully pressure the Orange County School Board to unanimously vote to rename Stonewall Jackson Middle School as Roberto Clemente Middle School. This school serves a student population that is over 80 percent Latino.

Voces Unidas por la Educacion members advocate for Roberto Clemente middle school
Voces Unidas por la educacion, Alianza Center, LULAC, and Univision host virtual event about our education system

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we've educated Latino families on how to better understand the American education system in order to help their students reach academic success, holding virtual events in Spanish in collaboration with media partners such as Univision and Telemundo.

Voces unidas por la educacion hosts bilingual candidate forum in Osceola County

During the 2020 election cycle, we organized some of the first ever bilingual candidate forums for School Board candidates in predominantly Latino districts in Osceola County, which has recently received an influx of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan students and families.

OUR 2021 POLICY AGENDA

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Native Language Assessment 

Students should be able to take non-English-related standardized tests in their native language, especially ESL students.

Chilren During Physical Education Lesson

Students should have access to healthy and nutritious food options, certified mental health professionals, and high-quality sports equipment and facilities in our schools.

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More Support for Low-Income Students

Research has shown inequitable outcomes in our education as a result of COVID-19. Our schools must provide additional support systems to get struggling students back on track.

Health Equity
in our Schools

& we are just getting started!

Voces unidas por la educacion rallies in Orlando for Public Education

OUR PARTNERS

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National education association logo
Florida education association logo
American federation of teachers logo
Hispanic Federation logo
Alianza logo - Alianza for Progress, Alianza for Center
Univision orlando logo
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