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LULAC, Susana Martinez, Work to Promote Common Core State Standards

September 13, 2013

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Susana Martinez

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), together with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will work 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. "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."

LULAC is one of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities.

"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:

Who: LULAC, National Indian Education Association (NIEA), New Mexico Public Education Department, and Governor Susana Martinez's Office
What: Town hall to address Common Core State Standards
When: Monday, September 16, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Where: Christine Duncan's Heritage Academy 1400 Atrisco Drive N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico
RSVP: Please call (505) 839-4971

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