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White House recognizes LSNA's comprehensive education programs as a national "Bright Spot" in educational excellence for Hispanics.


This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month marks the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and in honor of this historic celebration, the Initiative, throughout the month will highlight the tremendous progress Latinos are making in education.
 
Today, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public schools is a Hispanic youth. Making sure these young people have the opportunity to achieve their dreams isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also a matter of our shared success as a country. In just the next few decades, Hispanics will represent nearly one in three American workers. It’s clear; the future of our nation is closely connected to the future of our Hispanic communities.
 
Today, the Initiative released the “Latinas in the U.S., 2015” report and the “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education” online national catalog, echoing the week’s theme, “Latino Progress: Then and Now.”
 
  • The Latinas report highlights the condition of Hispanic girls and women in the country and their participation in areas such as: education, health, labor, housing and politics. The report can inform key programmatic, policy and advocacy efforts at the local, state and national levels seeking to better increase the educational attainment and life outcomes of Latinas.
 
  • The Bright Spots catalog features over 230 programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics.
 
To learn more about the Latinas report, the Bright Spots catalog, and the Initiative’s anniversary efforts, visit: www.ed.gov/HispanicInitiative and stay updated on all the announcements that will be released throughout Hispanic Heritage Month by signing up for emails here. Below, we have included sample content for social media amplification. We encourage you to share widely with your networks.  
 
When we lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our nation. When we create more ladders of opportunity, we provide the chance for all Americans to reach their greatest potential. Thank you for all you on behalf of our nation’s students and families, including the nation’s Latino community and for your support and partnership over the years.
 
Sincerely,
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

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