Senior Education Department Official to Discuss Academic Opportunities for Migrant Students During Event in Ruskin, Florida

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Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative), will participate in a roundtable with migrant families in Ruskin, Florida on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. ET.

During the roundtable, Ceja will discuss the Administration’s investments in education—from cradle-to-career—and highlight the importance of early learning, student support services and access to federal financial aid. She will also highlight the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a means of accessing a college education.

This will be the fourth in the series of #MigrantVoices family roundtables. The Initiative launched its #MigrantVoices series in partnership with the Department’s Office of Migrant Education, National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association, PBS, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The series aims to elevate the voices of migrant students and families while fostering the development of local school and business partnerships.

Earlier this month, the Initiative released the ¡Gradúate! 2.0: A College Planning Guide to Success. The guide provides Hispanic students and families with information and resources to help navigate the process of going to college.

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