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Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Mayor Johnson's 'State of Schools' Education Forum in Sacramento

Posted Feb 25 2011 10:18am

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-2310,

Event Date 1: February 28, 2011 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum Monday at Sacramento's historic Guild Theater.

Ali will discuss OCR's vision for equity and diversity in schools, providing statistics on disproportional distribution of resources, and stressing why equal access is vital to promoting excellence in education.

The 'State of Schools' event is an opportunity to engage the community in a conversation on the condition of public schools in Sacramento and inform citizens about what can be done to change it. Monday’s meeting is co-sponsored by local African American organizations, including the Sacramento NAACP and Greater Sacramento Urban League in honor of Black History Month.

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Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education Address to Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum 5:30 p.m. PT Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., Sacramento
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