Austin American Statesman
Melissa Taboado
September 15, 2015
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In commemoration of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative’s (Initiative) 25th anniversary, the Initiative made a national call for nominations for Bright Spots in Hispanic Education with the goal of highlighting the ongoing efforts that are taking place across the country, at the local, state and federal levels, to support Latino educational attainment and excellence. Bright Spots are programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that are helping close the achievement gap.
By highlighting and uplifting the work of these Bright Spots, the Initiative seeks to spur innovation and encourage collaboration between them and stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice and effective partnerships, resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics: