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Letter: Educators celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and a rich and diverse community of people whose contributions have helped shape U.S. culture and society.

This celebration is designed to coincide with the independence day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (Sept. 15, 1821), Mexico (Sept. 16, 1810), and Chile (Sept. 18, 1810).

Pennsylvania’s educators are finding creative ways to introduce their students to the array of Hispanic and Latino cultures. I encourage readers to take time over the next few weeks to do the same. There are great resources at, including art exhibits, films, musical performances, and family activities from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries.

Our diversity is our strength as a nation. This is something we see every day in our public schools. And we’re proud to join communities across Pennsylvania and the nation to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Rich Askey
President, Pennsylvania State Education Association

Source: Berkshire mont

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