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U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor to Participate in Educational Testing Service Symposium "The

Posted Oct 15 2010 8:35pm

Contact: Elaine Quesinberry, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1 : October 18, 2010 12:30 pm - October 18, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana and Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks on Monday, Oct. 18, at an Educational Testing Service (ETS) symposium entitled "The Family: America's Smallest School" in Washington, D.C.

The symposium will gather researchers, policy experts, educators and practitioners to explore the status and role of the family in education. Dr. Meléndez de Santa Ana will discuss the Administration's focus on family engagement to support student achievement, improve graduation rates, and work towards meeting the President's national goal of once again leading the world in college completion by 2020. Dr. Jones will be joined by Anna Hinton, director of Parental Options and Information, to provide an overview of the Department's efforts to recognize the importance of the family as an educational institution in federal programs.


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Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Jacqueline Jones, senior advisor for Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education
Anna Hinton, director of Parental Options and Information, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education Dr. Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver keynote remarks at the luncheon
Dr. Jones and Dr. Hinton will deliver remarks and participate in a panel discussion entitled "Federal Efforts to Involve Families in Schools." Monday, Oct. 18
12:30: Dr. Meléndez de Santa Ana keynote remarks
2:45: Dr. Jones and remarks and panel discussion The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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