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ALAS MISSION/FOCUS

To provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino Youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions.

By the year 2025, Latino children will make up 25 percent of the school-age population. In the nation’s largest states - California, Texas, Florida, and New York – Latinos already have reached that level. Addressing the needs of the fastest growing community in the United States - the Latino community - is vital to our national interest.

ALAS is committed to identifying, recruiting, developing and advancing Latino school administrators in order to improve the educational accomplishments of Latino youth.

ALAS has 3 primary areas of focus:

  1. Professional Development - Professional development programs that strengthen the skills of superintendents, principals, and other administrators.
  2. Information Sharing - Information sharing around innovative instructional and learning strategies that have proven successful in motivating Latino youth and increasing academic performance in critical learning areas.
  3. Policy Advocacy - Policy advocacy to ensure high standards and quality in our public education system.