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NEA Welcomes Hispanic Leaders to 2009 Education Summit

NEA co-hosted a two-day education summit with representatives from 23 state Hispanic and Latino commissions and advisory boards and a dozen leading national organizations.

They gathered in Washington to learn about the tools and resources available from organizations like NEA to address the challenges facing Latino students in their respective states.

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NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen welcomes summit attendees and shares her passion for teaching and why education is the key that unlocks the unlimited potential of children


States that have commissions, councils or advisory boards on Latino Affairs and were represented at the summit included: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

The American Federation of Teachers and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute co-hosted with NEA the two-day education summit.

Attending the Summit were representatives of 23 state commissions and offices on Hispanic affairs.

The state commissions and offices on Hispanic affairs have been created by executive order or legislative mandate for the purpose of providing guidance and counsel to the Governors of their respective states and to serve as liaisons between the Hispanic community and state and local governments.


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