(PRWEB) September 13, 2013
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced today that it has agreed to partner with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez in order to promote Common Core State Standards (CCSS). LULAC and the New Mexico Department of Public Education will host a series of town hall meetings throughout the state providing information on how CCSS will impact the Latino community. The first of these town hall meetings will take place next week and will include New Mexico Education Secretary, Hanna Skandera as the keynote speaker.
“LULAC’s focus is to ensure that Latinos across the country are properly prepared for college and the workforce," said Margaret Moran, LULAC National President. “We are encouraged by this partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department and Governor Susana Martinez’s office. The community is invited to attend these town halls and learn about Common Core State Standards and how best to ensure teachers, parents and children are prepared for its implementation.”
“Our work to address the education disparities that impact our community continues to be a priority for LULAC,” said LULAC New Mexico State Director Ralph Arellanes. “Recently, New Mexico was ranked 50th in the nation for its lack of childhood quality of life programs. We need to work much harder at addressing these needs, LULAC continues to lead the nation in this effort.”
For information regarding the first town hall please see below:
Download town hall flyer in English, click here.
Download town hall flyer in Spanish, click here.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.LULAC.org.