Shakira visits the White House
Washington: Colombian singer Shakira has a new gig these days, a spot on President Barack Obama’s advisory commission for education for Hispanics.
The Grammy-winning artist took part in a swearing-in ceremony, panel discussion and press conference on Thursday (October 6) in Washington, D.C., where she discussed the importance of early childhood education.
“I hope that through my appointment to this commission I can share a little bit of what I’ve learned these past years working with Latino kids in Colombia and also in Latin America. And what I’ve learned is that there is no fastest investment than in investing in our kids, especially when they’re very, very little,” she said.
The Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will advise the President on matters related to the educational success of Hispanic youth.
Other commission members include former Montgomery Board of Education president Nancy Navarro and Phoenix high school superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner.
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