State of the Union and Hispanics Twitter Chat Recap

Last night, we held our first Twitter Chat following the President’s State of the Union (SOTU) Address.  This year more than ever, we were able to watch the address across different platforms, and engage in activities before, during and after. We wanted to hear from you. What did the State of the Union say about education? What does that mean for the Hispanic community? What are other education-related issues important and relevant to you? We were thrilled with the questions and comments we received during our one hour session.

Folks from Arizona raised questions about college completion and wanted to learn more about how the Obama administration is supporting postsecondary completion for Hispanics.  Others applauded and appreciated the significance of Latino students, including one ELL student, who joined the First Lady during the SOTU.  We were too.

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Latino Students to Join First Lady During State of the Union Address

In less than 12 hours, President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address. Education is sure to be one of the topics the President addresses in a speech that will lay out “practical proposals to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and empower all who hope to join it.”

For decades, First Ladies have invited extraordinary Americans that match the themes of the State of the Union Address to join them in her viewing box. This year three Latinos are among the educators and students joining First Lady Michelle Obama:

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