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White House Initiative “Back-to-School” Texas Tour Makes Final Stop in El Paso

Day 3 of tour to call on leaders to work with one another to increase Hispanic education attainment levels

Toby Chaudhuri, (978) 884-8626,

Event Date 1: September 06, 2013 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) will close their Back-to-School Texas Tour – calling on leaders to work with one another to increase Hispanic education attainment levels -- on Friday, September 6, with a stop in El Paso, where they will visit the University of Texas at El Paso, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused school. They will host a Town Hall on STEM Education that will incorporate STEM projects by local students.

The WHIEEH staff will be joined by students, faculty, administrators, University of Texas at El Paso President, El Paso Community College President and Socorro Independent School District Superintendent, as they highlight the national need of STEM Education for today’s students and future careers.

The WHIEEH’s visit to El Paso is a prelude to the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) ‘Strong Start, Bright Future’ Back-to-School Bus Tour that will begin Monday, September 9, 2013 in Santa, Fe, NM and will continue along the Southwest border.

*NOTE: A brief availability with media representatives will be arranged onsite at each event. Media representatives who wish to cover any of these events must pre-credential by e-mailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Toby Chaudhuri at by 5 p.m. the day prior to each event unless otherwise notified.**

Event 1
Who : Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of WHIEEH; Marco Davis Deputy Director of WHIEEH; and Maribel Duran, Chief of Staff of WHIEEH; Students, Faculty, Administrators, President of University of Texas at El Paso President; President of El Paso Community College; Socorro Independent School District Superintendent
What : Town Hall
When : 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2013
Where : University of Texas El Paso (East Union)
Tomas Rivera Conference Center
Union Building East
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968