The Hispanic Education Act, signed into law in 2010, is focused on improving the educational success and postsecondary attainment for the state’s Hispanic students.
The purpose of the Hispanic Education Act is to:
A. Provide for the study, development, and implementation of educational systems that affect the educational success of Hispanic students to close the achievement gap and increase graduation rates;
B. encourage and foster parental involvement in the education of their children; and
C. provide mechanisms for parents, community and business organizations, public schools, school districts, charter schools, public post-secondary educational institutions, the department and state and local policymakers to work together to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students for the purpose of closing the achievement gap, increasing graduation rates and increasing post-secondary enrollment, retention and completion.