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Media Representatives Invited to Michigan Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs Statewide Education Conference at Saginaw Valley State University Features Mr. Jaime Escalante Whose Life Story Was Basis of "Stand and Deliver" Film
October 3, 2008 Media representatives are invited to attend the Michigan Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs (COSSA) Second Annual Statewide Education Conference on Friday, October 10.
"Postsecondary Education for All - Transition to Success!" is the theme of the conference sponsored by COSSA, in partnership with Saginaw Valley State University. Educators and decision-makers in Michigan's K-16 system will have a dialogue on the educational attainment challenges and disparities facing Spanish-speaking students throughout Michigan. Conference participants will learn about best practices and develop next steps for future action.
Featured speakers include: keynote Mr. Jaime Escalante, Teacher, Professor and Author. His life story was the basis of the movie, "Stand and Deliver;" Dr. Donald Bachand, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Saginaw Valley State University; and Mr. David Gamez, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Saginaw Valley State University. The Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs was created in 1975 to serve Michigan's growing Spanish-speaking population which is today the second-largest and fastest-growing minority group in Michigan.
The Commission is made up of 15 individuals appointed by the Governor to develop policies and plans to serve the needs of Michigan's Spanish-speaking people.
For more detailed information on the Conference, go to www.michigan.gov/cossa and click on Statewide Education Conference. The public is invited to attend this free conference by calling 517-373-8339 by the Oct. 7 registration deadline.
EVENT: COSSA's Second Annual Statewide Education Conference
DATE: Friday, October 10, 2008
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road, Curtis Hall
Seminar Rooms D, E, F - 2nd floor
Saginaw, MI 48710
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