WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oct. 10, 2006 - Today at the National Press Club, Pearson Education announced the formation of the Hispanic Leadership Council on Education. The 17 inaugural members of the council include superintendents from several of the nation's leading school districts.

"This country's Hispanic student population faces unique educational challenges," said Carlos Alcazar, president, Hispanic Communications Network. "I commend Pearson Education for bringing this prestigious group of education leaders from around the country together to discuss strategies for overcoming the gaps in academic progress and achievement faced by Hispanic students."

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