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Latino Superintendents Lead Schools in State's Eight Largest Cities (Audio)

With a new school superintendent taking over this fall in Houston, every one of Texas’ eight largest cities now has a Latino running the school district. That’s a big deal in a state with a surging Hispanic population and a history of political underrepresentation.

by Stella M. Chávez, KERA News
Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos stands with Melissa Aguilar during Operation Graduation Walk last Saturday. Cavazos spent the morning visiting students like Melissa in an effort to convince them to return to school.

With a new school superintendent taking over this fall in Houston, every one of Texas’ eight largest cities now has a Latino running the school district. That’s a big deal in a state with a surging Hispanic population and a history of political underrepresentation.

 

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