Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Dõna Ana County Democrats Partner with Others to Support Las Cruces Sun-News effort to Promote Civic Engagement in Schools
The Democratic Party of Dõna Ana County announced yesterday that it has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Las Cruces Sun-News Partners in Education program. The innovative program supports civic engagement and learning in local schools by providing local classrooms with a daily local up-to-date teaching tool, the local daily newspaper. The program makes available to teachers the classroom use of the newspaper to teach a variety of subjects including reading, math, science, writing and geography, as well as contemporary events.
“We find the Las Cruces Sun-News Partners in Education program to be an innovative and valuable learning tool for area schools and are happy to join with the Sun-News and other organizations in supporting this innovative program which promotes up-to-date general education and civic engagement among our local area students,” Christy French, the Chair of the local Democratic Party, said. “We salute the Sun-News for working to create an active and informed citizenship among our youngest citizens. We urge other community organizations to do the same. We believe that daily access to the local newspaper provides both a valuable teaching tool, and helps to set our students on a path toward life-long learning,” Christy French said.
As a ‘Silver Level’ sponsor, the Dõna Ana County Democrats contribution to the program will provide over 4,000 newspapers to area classrooms over the next year. The Las Cruces Sun-News Partners in Education program is a county-wide effort providing timely daily newspaper delivery into the classrooms of all Dõna Ana County Schools. The Democratic Party is one of many local community organization partners that has signed on to the Sun-News education effort.