LULAC presents esteemed panel for education forum

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:05 am

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recently announced the Better Education Together initiative that will focus on issues related to education in the United States.

The initiative will cover information relating to all stakeholders in education including, administrators, educators, business leaders, elected officials and parents.

According to Darryl Morin, Wisconsin director of LULAC and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based Advanced Wireless, the goals of the initiative are: create awareness of the state of education for Hispanic and other minority students in Wisconsin; start dialogue among all stake holders in educational issues; and develop and implement a plan that will increase student graduation and proficiency rates.

The first event of the initiative that will focus on Business & Government in Education will be held Thursday, Feb., 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Drive.

The panel discussion between business and government leaders will focus on the needs of Wisconsin businesses and their workforce of the future.

Guest speakers and panelists will include: Lydia Logan, executive director for the Institute for a Competitive Workforce for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Kris Gutierrez of president Barack Obama’s Working Group on education and a professor at UCLA; Martha Artiles, chief diversity officer of Manpower Inc. in Milwaukee; William Andrekopoulos, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools; Deborah Blanks, executive director of the Social Development Commission; Hector Colon, executive assistant of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Deborah Mahaffey, assistant state superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction; and others.

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