Leaders' Group Sharpens Focus on Latino Students
Spurred by growth in the share of U.S. students who are Hispanic, a group of educators, business people, government officials, and health-care professionals met here this month to discuss ways to forge a more focused advocacy agenda for Latino students and English-language learners.
The Aug. 1 meeting was convened by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents , or ALAS, a nearly decade-old professional group seeking to raise its profile in the crowded landscape of education organizations.
Within as little as eight years, Hispanic children will constitute 25 percent of the nation's public school enrollment, according to conference organizers. And in many cities—including some unexpected places—Latinos are already well more than half the...
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