October 12, 2005
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Beverly Friedman
Public Information Officer

Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation

In Las Cruces on October 13, 2005


 [Albuquerque] – On Thursday, October 13, 2005, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, New Mexico Education Secretary Veronica C. García will host a “Community Conversation on Closing the Achievement Gap” in Las Cruces at the Palms Ramada, located at 201 East University Ave.

“I believe in the power of conversation and the ability of the community to find lasting solutions,” Secretary García said, “Closing the achievement gap and raising expectations for New Mexico’s students is vital to growing an educated workforce, capable of competing in the global market.”

Parents, teachers, students and members of the Albuquerque community are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.  For more information on the Community Conversations, please call the New Mexico Public Education Department at (505) 222-4752 or (505) 476-0393.