11.16.2017 — El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan Cabrera held a news conference Thursday morning in which he called for the ouster of the president of a local teachers union, accusing him of trying to create division between him and the board.
11.13.2017 — “I’m ready,” Cathy Hernandez exclaimed with the sound of applause in the room after the school board voted unanimously to appoint her as the district’s superintendent of schools — the first Hispanic woman to lead the district here.
10.24.2017 — African-American and Hispanic children in Texas have more barriers to success than their counterparts from other races, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
To meet that end, the Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) was created as a statewide association for the identification, recruitment, development, and advancement of Latino school administrators in order to improve public education in general for all students, with an emphasis on improving the educational and career opportunities of Latino youth. Despite the fast-rising numbers of Latinos in our society and schools, there are few Latino top administrators in education. With this critical shortage of Latino leadership, the need to come together and advocate has never been greater.TALAS will focus on statewide events that offer culturally-responsive professional development, mentoring program support, and key networking opportunities.