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Assistant Deputy Secretary to Keynote Northeast Conference on Character Education

Keynote address to focus on importance of character education in creating safe, supportive school environments

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


Event Date 1: November 04, 2010 11:00 am

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 character education in creating safe, supportive school environments at the annual Northeast Conference on Character Education. He also will discuss the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance. Jennings will deliver his keynote at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Sage Colleges’ Albany campus.

The theme of this year’s conference, sponsored by the Academy for Character Education, is “Addressing Bullying, Harassment and Academic Failure: Sharing Best Practice Strategies that Work.” The Academy, which operates within Sage Colleges’ School of Education, was established in 2000 to help foster responsibility, civility, respect, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship in students. While the Academy’s primary goal is to help school districts integrate the concepts of character education into their formal and informal curriculum, it also pursues a comprehensive approach to character development by including all sectors of the larger community such as family, civic organizations, businesses and government.


Event 1
Who : Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
What : Keynote at the Northeast Conference on Character Education
When : 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 4
Where : The Sage Colleges, Albany campus
The Kahl Center
140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, N.Y.
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