Jose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be among the senior officials discussing access to education during the Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference. The event, which will run Nov. 15-17, will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.
Rico, who will speak at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, will address problems facing Hispanics and discuss strategies to increase Latino students' ability to receive a quality education.
The Office of Migrant Education (OME) helps to support migrant children, youth, agricultural workers and fishers, and their families, with the ultimate goal of improving their educational opportunities and academic success. OME administers grant programs that provide academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries. OME also administers several contracts and special initiatives.
The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for migrant education professionals to focus on a shared vision of success through service. The conference will provide opportunities for key Migrant Education Program staff to participate and engage in meaningful dialogue on topics such as identification and recruitment, migrant student information exchange, promising practices, and program success.
Note to editors: Any members of the media planning to attend the conference or specific sessions should register with Patricia Meyertholen at Patricia.Meyertholen@ed.gov .
Jose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Remarks at the Department's Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference
1 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel
North 17th St. & Race St.