Laura Kaplan

Laura Kaplan

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Education
School of Education New York
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Faculty Bio

Laura Kaplan completed her doctorate in the Urban Education Program at the CUNY Graduate Center in September 2018. She is the recipient of the 2015 AERA Jean Anyon Award.

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Hostos Community College Unsung Hero Award
  • 2017, Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)-Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2016, ARC Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies
  • 2015, Presidential Research Fund Grant
  • 2015, The Jean Anyon Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper The Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing for Education Reform Special Interest Group. American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • 2014, CUNY Graduate Center-Humboldt University Summer School Fellowship
  • 2013, CUNY Graduate Center Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Licensures and Certificates

ACT Writing Test Certified Reader
CAT-W Writing Test Certified Reader

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

History of Bilingual Education in New York State, Translanguaging in the ENL Classroom, Grassroots Educational Activism, Critically Compassionate Pedagogy for Latinx Youth

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 551: Foundation of Bilingual Edu
ED 556: Curriculum Mthd & Assessment I
ED 559: Student Tchng/Practica TESOL
EDG 601: Social Foundations
EDG 609: Lang, Ltrcy, and Glbl Prspctvs
TCH 310: Emergent and Early Literacy
TCH 351: Foundations of Bilingual Edu
TCH 452: Language Acqstn & Englsh Lrng

Publications and Presentations


Social Imagination Amid Neoliberal Times Debbie Sonu, Ed. D. Hunter College \& The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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“Evelina Antonetty and the Struggle for Bilingual Education in New York City,”
Kaplan, L. (2019). Education Department and The Office of Student Activities. Hostos Community College,

“Pedagogical Solutions: Learning from our Students”
Kaplan, L. (2019). Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education Symposium. The Graduate Center, CUNY,

“The Pioneers: A Look at the Original Model of Bilingual Education at New York City’s First Spanish-English Bilingual Elementary School, P.S. 25, The Bilingual School,”
Kaplan, L. (2019). The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) 42nd Annual Conference. White Plains, NY.

“Pre-Aspira Educational Equity for Spanish Speakers: The Bilingual/Multicultural Model at P.S. 25,”
Kaplan, L. (2018). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

“Bringing the Mother Tongue into the ESL Classroom: Experiments in Translanguaging and Writing,”
Kaplan, L. (2018). Critical Pedagogies at CUNY: Learning through Writing, A CUNY-Wide Composition Conference. LaGuardia Community College,

“Using Translanguaging to Improve Writing in the Community College ESL Classroom,”
Kaplan, L. (2018). New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) 48th Annual Conference. Albany, NY.

“The Challenges of Dealing with Precariousness, from the Precariat”
Kaplan, L. (2018). Oral History Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

“Teaching English Learners in New York City’s First Public Bilingual Elementary School,”
Kaplan, L. (2017). New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) 47th Annual Conference. Huntington, NY.

“Building a Community-Centered School in Anti-Community Times: Teachers’ Voices from the South Bronx, 1968,”
Kaplan, L. (2017). Oral History Association 51st Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.