LULAC and New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, Work Together to Promote Common Core State Standards

September 13, 2013

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta at lulac.org, (202) 812-4477

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced today that it has agreed to partner with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez in order 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. “We are encouraged by this partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department and Governor Susana Martinez’s office. 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.”

“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, and 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
    1900 Atrisco Drive N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • RSVP: Please call (505) 839-4971

Download town hall flyer in English, click here. Download town hall flyer in Spanish, click here.

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