LaPlaza.net Seeks Advice from the Front Lines of Hispanic Education: Parents, Teachers, Employers, Job Seekers

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LaPlaza.net is asking people in the Hispanic/Latino community to share their personal experiences and ideas about schools and education. In the process of building an online learning library, LaPlaza.net is seeking input from the Hispanic community regarding what subjects would best fill education gaps in schools and the work place.

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We want to fast-track success for Hispanic students and job seekers by supplying targeted, powerful online courses.

LaPlaza.net, a new nonprofit website aimed at building Hispanic Prosperity, is seeking personal opinions from people directly involved in Hispanic/Latino education: parents, teachers, students, working adults and employers. In the process of building their online education library, LaPlaza.net is surveying the community to identify specific education gaps for children and adults that can be filled by alternative learning resources. LaPlaza.net is the online home of the White House Hispanic Community Action Summits and a Hispanic/Latino social networking platform called Speak Up.

The Education Survey is available on LaPlaza.net. Relatively short, it asks: “If you could access online learning, what subjects would you like to learn? What subjects do school age children need additional help with? What problems do you or your children face that education could improve? What changes would you like to see made in schools and education today?”

Nadja Giuffrida, CEO of Dextro, LLC and Thinkers.org (parent company of LaPlaza.net), says “True prosperity for the Hispanic community has to start with improved education for both children and adults. The Hispanic community is facing a staggeringly high 41% high school drop out rate and a 49% college drop out rate. We want to fast-track success for students and job seekers by supplying targeted, powerful online courses.”

“We’re partnering with highly respected education providers to create a one-stop access point to online learning for the Hispanic community. Our survey results will directly guide our courses for: K-12th grade, college, and fast-track business skills,” says Demian Pedroza, COO of Dextro, LLC and Thinkers.org.

Trends from the survey will be published in LaPlaza.net and will also be posted as discussion topics on Speak Up. LaPlaza.net encourages all survey respondents to login to LaPlaza.net and participate in the online forums.

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