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Assistant Deputy Secretary to Discuss Importance of Creating Safe, Supportive School Environments at National Association for Pupil Transportation’s Annual Summit in Portland, Oregon

Keynote address to focus on bullying and harassment as hindrances to learning

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


Event Date 1: November 01, 2010 02:30 pm

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of creating a safe and supportive school environment at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s annual summit in Portland, Oregon. His remarks at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, will focus on “Creating an Environment Where Everyone Can Learn: Addressing Bullying and Harassment in Our Schools.”

Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that students who take buses are twice as likely to be afraid that they will be attacked en route to school than those who takes cars, Jennings said. “We need to work more closely with the school transportation industry to make sure buses are bully-free zones.”

The mission of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Albany, N.Y., is to promote safety and enhance efficiency in pupil transportation. The association supports more than 450,000 people who transport millions of children every school day. The organization has members throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Event 1
Who : Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
What : Keynote at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s annual summit
When : 2:30 p.m. PDT Monday, Nov. 1
Where : Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR
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