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U. S. Department of Education to Hold 1st National Policy Forum to Share Best Practices for Family, School & Community Engagement


Contact:  
Elaine Quesinberry , (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: November 09, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education will hold a National Policy Forum for Family, School & Community Engagement on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, D.C. Several senior officials from the Department and other education stakeholders representing families, communities, government and philanthropy, will deliver remarks or participate in panel discussions focusing on the shared responsibility and best practices to support children's learning from cradle to career in the home, school and community.

"We want districts to think big about family engagement, to propose new strategies and determine best practices that raise student achievement," said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Obama administration is proposing to double funding for parent and family engagement, from 1 to 2 percent of Title I dollars, or a total of $270 million. At the same time, in order to drive innovation, we will allow states to use another one percent of Title I dollars, about $145 million, for grant programs that support, incentivize and help expand district-level, evidence-based parental involvement practices.


Event 1
Who : Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Welcoming remarks
When : Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 a.m. ET
Where : Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
Event 2
Who : Jacqueline Jones, senior advisor to the Secretary for early learning, U.S. Department of Education
Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary for policy and state technical assistance, U.S. Department of Education
Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, U.S. Department of Education
Linda Yaron, 2010-2011 Washington teacher ambassador fellow, U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel discussion entitled "How can federal, state and local stakeholders leverage existing and emerging legislation and programs to create systemic family engagement?"
When : Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. ET
Where : Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
Event 3
Who : John Q. Easton, director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel discussion entitled "How can educators and other stakeholders use student performance data to connect families and schools in meaningful ways?"
When : Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. ET
Where : Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
Event 4
Who : Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for planning evaluation and policy development, U.S. Department of Education
What : Closing remarks
When : Tuesday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ET
Where : Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
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