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Senior U.S. Education Official to Address Family Involvement Conference in Lancaster, Pa., and Roundtable in Bethlehem, Pa.


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Event Date 1: October 28, 2013 09:00 am - 10:15 am
Event Date 2: October 28, 2013 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Pennsylvania Monday where he will address education audiences in Lancaster and Bethlehem.

At 9 a.m., Ritsch will keynote the 2013 Family Involvement Conference in Lancaster, describing how the Education Department is working with states, school districts and community organizations to effectively engage partners and families to support student success. The conference will bring together in a common forum school administrators, teachers, community members and parents to interact and address issues vital to the academic success and well-being of children.

At 1 p.m., Ritsch will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Bethlehem Area School District and featuring Bethlehem Superintendent Joseph J. Roy and area school leaders. Ritsch will discuss federal education policy and hear best practices and any concerns that the superintendents and administrators might have.

Ritsch oversees the Education Department’s communications, informing the public about the department’s priorities, policies and programs.


Event 1
Who :

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach, U.S. Department of Education

What :

Remarks to the 2013 Family Involvement Conference

When :

9-10:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Where :

Ballroom B, Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, Pa.

Event 2
Who :

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach, U.S. Department of Education
Bethlehem Superintendent Joseph J. Roy
Area superintendents and school administrators

What :

Roundtable discussion on federal education policy, best practices and concerns of rural, suburban and urban districts

When :

1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Where :

Bethlehem Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St., Bethlehem, Pa.

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