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Secretary of Education, Rep. Joaquin Castro to visit middle school in ASPIRE network

Secretary of Education, Rep. Joaquin Castro to visit middle school in ASPIRE network - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Headshot of Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. On Oct. 6 Cardona and District Representative Joaquin Castro will visit Gus Garcia University School to discuss the ASIPRE network and other initiatives. Photo pulled from the Department of Education website.

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.

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Clarissa Martinez
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Clarissa Martinez is a junior communications major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She loves writing about important issues and also loves exploring interesting topics, such as movie and music reviews. In her spare time, she loves listening to music, watching movies and television shows, and going to concerts. In the future, she hopes to end up with a career in Film and Television Production or in Journalism.

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