SAN DIEGO—U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver a keynote address at the annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. She will discuss the Department’s “Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA).” In addition, she will address the Department’s commitment to improving educational opportunities and resources for Native students, and share how these priorities were shaped by the recommendations from the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
The NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian education organization representing American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian educators and students. Its four-day convention will take place Oct. 7-10.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Keynote address at National Indian Education Association Convention
10 a.m. PDT Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA