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Southeast : 3 Educators Appointed to Serve on State Task Force

Three Southeast area educators have been appointed to the 35-member Elementary Grades Task Force recently launched by Bill Honig, state superintendent of public instruction.

Serving on the task force will be Patricia Almada, principal of Foster Road Elementary in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District; Carla Herrera, teacher at Furgeson Elementary School in the ABC Unified School District, and Luis Martinez, teacher at Eastmont Intermediate School in the Montebello Unified School District.

The task force was begun to help shape the state’s elementary schools in the next decade and into the 21st Century, Honig stated in a news release.

The primary role of the educators “will be to examine the state of the art in elementary education and to make specific recommendations for improving and modifying the current educational program being provided to California’s elementary grade students,” Honig said.

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The task force is scheduled to meet five times during the next year. At least four public hearings are expected to be held in October. Specific locations and dates have not been determined.


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