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Forum to look at ways to improve educational access for Hispanics

Posted May 9, 2014 8:57 a.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2014 9:43 a.m. EDT

When test results are released this fall, they are expected to show students across the state scored lower on average in 2012-13.

— Policy makers, business leaders and educators met at Durham Technical Community College on Friday to discuss ways to make educational opportunities more available to the Hispanic community.

The White House-sponsored forum is focused on how to improve access to early education programs, increasing the number of Hispanic high school graduates and ensuring that more Hispanic students enroll and graduate from college.

According to administration officials, improving access to educational opportunities can also improve the overall economy.

Friday's forum, which was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., is one of eight being held across the country. 

The Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative was started in 1990.