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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" FilmContact: Marylou Olivarez-Mason 517-373-8339Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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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