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'National Conversations' on English Learner Education to Begin Thursday in Dallas, Chicago


Contact:  
Jim Bradshaw, (202) 401-2310 , jim.bradshaw@ed.gov



Event Date 1: February 10, 2011 09:00 am - February 11, 2011 05:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced a series of "National Conversations on English Learner Education" designed to learn what's working and what needs improvement in the instruction of students with limited English skills. Senior U.S. education officials will be on hand for interactive meetings in six cities, beginning Thursday and Friday in Dallas and Chicago.

In Dallas, the meeting will be led by Rosalinda B. Barrera, assistant deputy secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, along with and Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Leading the Chicago forum will be Jose Rico, deputy director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Both sessions will be connected by video.

Together, the officials will hear about best practices, challenges and recommendations for educating English language learners. Input collected from the meetings will help guide policy development in this area. Future gatherings are set for March 7-8 in Los Angeles and Seattle and April 11-12 in New York and Charlotte, N.C.

Registration and other details can be found at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/2011elconversation/.


Event 1
Who :

In Dallas:
Rosalinda B. Barrera, assistant deputy secretary and director, Office of English Language Acquisition
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

In Chicago:
Jose Rico, deputy director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
What : National Conversations on English Learner Education
When : Thursday-Friday, Feb. 10-11, 2011
Where :

In Dallas:
Hyatt Regency-Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas

In Chicago:
Richard J. Daley College, The Atrium, 7500 Pulaski Rd., Chicago
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