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Gov. Cuomo Taps Latino Non-Profit Founder Jose Luis Rodriguez for Education Reform Commission

Gov. Cuomo Taps Latino Non-Profit Founder Jose Luis Rodriguez for Education Reform Commission

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Jose Luis Rodriguez, CEO / President of the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), to the state’s New NY Education Reform Commission.

“The Commission… will examine the current structure of the state’s education system, including teacher recruitment and performance, student achievement, education funding and costs, parent and family engagement, problems facing high-need districts, and the best use of technology in the classroom,” according to a news release.

Rodriguez said in a statement that it’s an honor to serve the students of New York.

“We are all inspired by Governor Cuomo’s commitment to education and believe this commission is a critical first step toward realizing his goal of ensuring that New York students have the knowledge and the tools to compete and to thrive in this highly competitive global economy,” said Rodriguez.

Jose Luis Rodriguez founded HITN in 1983, a non-profit organization with the purpose of advancing the educational, cultural, and socio-economic aspirations of the Hispanic community, according to the company.
HITN’s mission is to advance Hispanics by providing engaging, educational entertainment that empowers the community. HITN-TV is the first U.S.-owned, non-commercial, Spanish-language, media company delivering educational programming to more than 36 million homes nationwide on Satellite and Cable focusing on Health, Financial Literacy, and Education, according to the company’s website.

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