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Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon to Keynote Luncheon at National Magnet Schools of America Conference

Event to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

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Event Date 1: May 17, 2014 12:30 pm - May 17, 2014 02:30 pm

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will give the keynote address at the luncheon for the National Magnet Schools of America (MSA) Conference on Saturday, May 17, in Hartford, Connecticut. Lhamon’s remarks will focus on the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and the role that magnet schools play in delivering the promise of Brown. MSA recognizes the importance of magnet schools in promoting school integration and educational equity.

The national conference will attract more than 1,000 public magnet school principals, teachers, administrators, and parents and is the largest conference focused on magnet and theme-based schools. During the event, magnet school teachers and leaders will experience a multitude of professional development and networking opportunities focused on equity, excellence, diversity, public school choice and school leadership.

Lhamon leads the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, whose mission is to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence throughout America through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.


Event 1
Who :

Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights, U.S. Department of Education

What :

Keynote speaker at National Magnet Schools of America Conference

When :

12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where :

Connecticut Convention Center (Downtown Hartford)
100 Columbus Blvd. #400
Hartford, Conn.

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