For Immediate Release:  October 24, 2005



Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation

In Moriarty on October 26, 2005


 [Albuquerque] – On Wednesday, October 26, 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 Moriarty in the multi-purpose room of Edgewood Middle School. 


“Since April of last year, I have held 13 community conversations across New Mexico.  These conversations have reinforced my belief 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 all of New Mexico’s students are both key components of our education reform initiative.  I look forward to talking with and listening to the people of Moriarty as we discuss the issues on Wednesday night.”


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