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February 28, 2020

HACU releases STEM Report, Rethinking Policy and Practice for STEM Education: New Hispanic Perspectives

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released a STEM report with recommendations to help increase the talent pipeline through collaboration with various industries and leaders. The report, “Rethinking Policy and Practice for STEM Education: New Hispanic Perspectives,” focuses on educational opportunities that can help increase Hispanic representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The STEM report addresses the inequalities in school funding and offers a total of eighteen policy and practice recommendations to serve as a guide to policy makers and education leaders. The report explores perspectives in STEM education from Pre-K to graduate education to ensure a diverse STEM workforce for the future.

This report was developed by a HACU STEM Task Force comprised of a diverse group of distinguished scientists and senior university leaders committed to increasing opportunities for Hispanic students to be part of the future STEM workforce. These individuals represent a wide range of institutions from across the country as well as a broad spectrum of STEM disciplines.

“This report is vital to raising the level of awareness about the policies and the practices needed for STEM education from elementary through graduate school,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “It’s imperative that we continue to advocate to reverse the funding inequities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and school districts with high Hispanic enrollment. These institutions play a prominent role in educating a diverse and talented workforce for current and emerging STEM careers.”

The STEM Report was made possible by a National Science Foundation Grant (1457940) that supported the participation of the Task Force over a series of three meetings for this effort.

The report is available for download here.

About HACU 
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington D.C. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Additional information is available at www.hacu.net.

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HACU Media Contact:

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