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Centro de la Familia director honored for Latino education

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Graciela Italiano-Thomas, director of the Centro de la Familia de Utah, has been honored by the National Education Association for her devotion to educating Latino students.

Italiano-Thomas received the George I. Sanchez Memorial Award for her work. She and other educators, students and politicians across the country were honored at the NEA's annual Human and Civil Rights Awards Banquet in Chicago.

The Centro de la Familia aims to promote literacy to increase self-sufficiency among Hispanic families.