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Deputy Assistant Secretary to Speak at Veterans Education Conference in New Orleans

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Event Date 1: July 29, 2013 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education Clay Pell will deliver remarks at the Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES) Conference on Monday, July 29 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Pell's remarks will center on implementing Principles of Excellence, a 2012 executive order designed to provide guidelines for educational institutions serving veterans, service members and their families. The Executive Order calls on the Department of Education, among other federal agencies, to implement further support, information and protections for military families such as higher education affordability resources and improved academic advising.

In addition to Principles of Excellence, the administration has spearheaded specialized policies and programs, such as training for military families with special needs children, increased early learning options, implementing prioritized grant programs and advocating for flexible attendance practices.

WAVES promotes high quality standards and policies for institutions serving veterans. The organization seeks to represent the interests of veterans, faculties and administrators in its member educational institutions.

Event 1
Who : Clay Pell, deputy assistant secretary for international and foreign language education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Address to the Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES)
When : 1 p.m. CT Monday, July 29, 2013
Where :

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA