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U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit the Northern Mariana Islands


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


Event Date 1: October 12, 2010 09:30 am
Event Date 2: October 13, 2010 11:30 am
Event Date 3: October 14, 2010 06:30 pm

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Carl Harris, along with Special Advisor Crystal Martinez, will visit the Northern Mariana Islands Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 12-14, 2010. They will meet with education leaders, students, parents and teachers. They also will attend a Town Hall hosted by Congressman Gregorio Kilili Comacho Sablan to hear firsthand about the progress the Northern Mariana Islands have made in educating their students and the challenges they continue to face.

Harris and Martinez will provide an update on the Administration's blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Department's commitment to improving educational opportunities and resources for all students. The blueprint challenges the nation to embrace education standards that would put America on a path to global leadership.


Event 1
Who : Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
Commissioner of Education Dr. Rita Sablan
Crystal Martinez, special advisor, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Press conference
When : 9:30 a.m. ChST Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Where : PSS Board of Education
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Retirement Fund Building
Capitol Hill, Saipan
Event 2
Who : Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Congressman Sablan
Commissioner Sablan
Lucia Blanco Maratita, chair, Board of Education
Crystal Martinez, special advisor, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
PSS officials
What : Press conference
When : 11:30 a.m. ChST Wednesday, Oct. 13
Where : LaoLao Bay Conference Center and Golf Resort
Kagman, Saipan, NMI
Event 3
Who : Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Congressman Sablan
Commissioner Sablan
Lucia Blanco-Maratita, chair, Board of Education
Crystal Martinez, special advisor, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
PSS and PTA officials
Principals
What : Parent Forum/Town Hall
When : 6:30 p.m. ChST Thursday, Oct. 14
Where : Fiesta Resort and Spa
Hotel Street
Garapan, NMI
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