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White House Hispanic Community Action Summit in Montgomery County

This past Saturday I started the day in Montgomery County at Blair High School for the White House Community Action Summit, a day where community leaders, policy makers, and elected officials gathered to discuss ways we can work together to support Hispanic communities across Maryland and the nation. I was so honored to be invited by Councilwoman Nancy Navarro and attended the summit alongside officials from the Obama Administration, County Executive Rushern Baker, Rep. Chris Van Hollen and other elected officials from Maryland. It was great to talk to so many different people from around the state and highlight the progress Howard County has made in narrowing the achievement gap amongst minority students. The Baltimore Sun published an article this past September acknowledging the progress made by minority students in the classroom, and our terrific educators and school system administrators deserve a tremendous amount of credit.  I want to congratulate Nancy on a powerful summit and congratulate her efforts in District 4. She is a truly great voice for her region and the Hispanic community throughout Maryland.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/howard/news/ph-ho-cf-achievement-gap-0922-20110920,0,1476068.story

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