Borderland educators discuss issues, possible solutions

Borderland educators discuss issues, possible solutions

POSTED: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:23pm

Lone Star educators met in El Paso on Saturday to identify and find solutions to the problems facing public education before the upcoming legislative session.

State Representative Mary Gonzalez hosted education working groups at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Center in the Sun City. At the event, stakeholders looked at possible solutions to the growing needs of Texas's school children.

The State Rep said, rather than look at education in pieces, one of the better ways to find answers is to look at education as a whole. "We're talking about pre-K to 12th grade and we're talking about curriculum, testing, teacher preparation, student diversity. I mean we are talking about everything and this is one of many meetings that we're going to have," State Rep. Mary Gonzalez, District 75 of El Paso said.

Gonzalez's office explained Texas ranks 2nd in the nation for enrollment in elementary and secondary education, but 50th in those who have a high school diploma.

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