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Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Opening Remarks at School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Bullying Co

Posted Feb 11 2011 10:08am
Remarks to focus on bullying and harassment as hindrances to learning

Contact:   Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 14, 2011 08:30 am - 10:30 am

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will highlight the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments at the first annual School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Conference on Bullying. He also will discuss the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance. He will give opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Doubletree Resort SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

In addition, Jennings will discuss the Department’s efforts over the past year to address bullying. Those efforts include $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive School grants to 11 states to measure school safety at the school building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs. In addition, the Department’s blueprint for reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act calls for a dramatic increase in funding for its Successful, Safe and Healthy Students grants program, which is an expansion of the Safe and Supportive Schools pilot.

The three-day conference, which runs Feb. 14-16, will take an in-depth look at the cause, prevention and mitigation of what has become one of our nation’s most pressing problems—bullying


Event 1
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education Opening remarks at the School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Bullying Conference 8:30 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 14 Doubletree Resort SeaWorld
10100 International Dr.
Orlando, Fla.
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