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Assistant Deputy Secretary to Discuss Importance of Creating Safe, Supportive School Environments at Association of Pupil Services Administration’s Annual Conference in Baltimore

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

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Event Date 1: October 25, 2010 - October 26, 2010

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 of Pupil Services Administration conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Baltimore. His remarks will focus on “Creating an Environment Where Everyone Can Learn: Addressing Bullying and Harassment in Our Schools.”

Jennings also will discuss the Department’s recent award of $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive Schools grants to 11 states, including Maryland, which received more than $3 million, to measure safety in schools and to help intervene in schools with the greatest safety needs.

The Department’s Anne Hoogstraten of the Office of Civil Rights and Charlie Rose of the Office of the General Counsel also will give presentations during the conference. Attorney Hoogstraten will keynote two breakout sessions at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. General Counsel Rose will discuss legal issues related to pupil services at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The National Association of Pupil Services Administrators is a national association that provides leadership, support and professional development for school administrators responsible for student services programs. The theme of this year’s conference, which will take place Oct. 24-27, is “GPS: Guiding Pupil Success.”


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 of Pupil Services Administration’s annual conference
When : 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 25
Where : Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD
Event 2
Who : Anne Hoogstraten, attorney, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
What : Two breakout presentations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
When : 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 25
Where : Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD
Event 3
Who : Charlie Rose, general counsel, U.S. Department of Education
What : Discussion on legal issues related to pupil services
When : 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 26
Where : Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD
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