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Obama Team Talks About Latino Education in California

Juan Sepulveda, the director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Americans, is in California this week, speaking and listening about how to improve education for Latinos. He's been holding these "community conversations" in different cities since mid-July, but they haven't gotten a lot of press. The only coverage I've seen before this week is an article about Sepulveda's stop in Kansas City, Mo.

At Sepulveda's first forum in California this week, held at San Diego Mesa College, community members said that Latinos need more access to high-quality preschool programs and schools should have more Latino teachers in them, according to KPBS. Someone also suggested that school curricula need to be revamped to better engage Latino students.

I saw on Twitter (See my tweets @mazehr) that Voice of San Diego.org may be covering one of these forums as well. Here's the schedule for "community conversations" in California through Sunday (scroll down a few items).

Update: Here's coverage from the Orange County Register on the "community conversations" in California.

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