On February 17, Secretary Duncan announced the appointment of 28 education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, lawyers, and corporate leaders to the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission.
The new commission will examine the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and recommend ways school finance can be improved to increase equity and achievement.
The commission will meet for the first time in a public session on February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Barnard Auditorium at the Department of Education building at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW in Washington, D.C., to discuss the scope of its work, outreach efforts, and the timetable for completion of its report.
If you’d like to attend the event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, and (if applicable) organization and title.
In addition, we will be streaming the meeting live, in an effort to make the event available to those outside of the Washington, DC, area. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. (EST) on the 22nd, anyone wishing to watch the meeting can do so at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department. (No registration for this live streaming is necessary.)