At the national level, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is increasing awareness among policymakers to better support the Hispanic-serving institutions that are a large and important part of the U.S. higher education system. As Hispanic students achieve success in higher education, it is also a reminder that more than half the battle toward equitable outcomes is won at the K-12 level. Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President & CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and Jeanette Morales, Director of PK-12 Initiatives, are working in tandem to ensure programs are in place to support success in Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs), defined as K-12 districts whose total enrollment is at least 25 percent Hispanic, and who are affiliate members of HACU.

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