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Senior Education Officials to Participate in Conference on 'Equity in Schools: The Future of School Discipline


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Event Date 1: June 17, 2014 09:35 am - June 17, 2014 04:15 pm

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education will participate in a conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C., on the topic, "Equity in Schools: The Future of School Discipline"

The event, co-sponsored by the Education Department and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, is aimed at spotlighting recent reforms in school discipline policies and practices and highlighting the need for promising approaches that assure equitable discipline in America's schools.

In January, the Education and Justice departments announced a school discipline guidance package to enhance school climate and improve school discipline policies and practices. The package provides resources for creating safe and positive school climates, which are essential for boosting student academic success and closing achievement gaps.


Event 1
Who :

Jim Shelton, U.S. deputy secretary of education
Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights
Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services
Robert Kim, deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights
Jonathan Brice, deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

What :

Conference on "Equity in Schools: The Future of School Discipline"

When :

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:35a.m. -- Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, will join Robert Kim, deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights, and others in a panel discussion entitled, “The Disciplinary Guidance Package.”

10:35 a.m. -- Panel on Race and Gender Disparities in Disciplinary Policies.

Noon – Lunch and keynote address by Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights, discussing the work of the Office for Civil Rights to reduce discriminatory school discipline policies and practices and showcase promising efforts at the state and local levels.

1 p.m. -- Jonathan Brice, deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will moderate a panel on “The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Approaches to Discipline.”

2:15 p.m. -- Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will serve as moderator for a panel, “Private/Public Collaboration in Implementing Reform.”

Where :

Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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