Miguel Cardona, U.S secretary of education, and Joaquin Castro, U.S. representative for District 20, will visit Gus Garcia University Middle School to discuss initiatives including the middle school’s partnership with Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s ASPIRE network.
The visit will take place from 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and will also highlight the return to school and improving K-12 education with the Build Back Better agenda.
It will include a meeting between the representatives, university President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Carl Sheperis, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and superintendents to discuss the ASPIRE network’s “collective impact, inclusive excellence and equity,” according to an Oct. 6 email from university Marketing and Communications.
Edgewood ISD is included in the A&M-San Antonio-ASPIRE-network. The network is the first of its kind in Texas, which comprises a public university and seven school districts, according to the Oct. 6 email.
The representatives will also tour the middle school and hold a roundtable of students and faculty discussing the impact of the pandemic and more.
Jaguar Student Media, including The Mesquite, Enlace and El Espejo, will be present along with other local and regional journalists to provide coverage and ask the first and final questions at the event.
For a full schedule of the visit, click here.