White House Initiative “Back-to-School” Texas Tour Makes Final Stop in El Paso

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The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) will close their Back-to-School Texas Tour – calling on leaders to work with one another to increase Hispanic education attainment levels — on Friday, September 6, with a stop in El Paso, where they will visit the University of Texas at El Paso, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused school. They will host a Town Hall on STEM Education that will incorporate STEM projects by local students.

The WHIEEH staff will be joined by students, faculty, administrators, University of Texas at El Paso President, El Paso Community College President and Socorro Independent School District Superintendent, as they highlight the national need of STEM Education for today’s students and future careers.

The WHIEEH’s visit to El Paso is a prelude to the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) ‘Strong Start, Bright Future’ Back-to-School Bus Tour that will begin Monday, September 9, 2013 in Santa, Fe, NM and will continue along the Southwest border.

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