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U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Washington State, Hold Community and Youth Forums


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Event Date 1: October 12, 2010 09:00 am - October 12, 2010 10:30 am
Event Date 2: October 12, 2010 01:30 pm - October 12, 2010 02:30 pm
Event Date 3: October 12, 2010 03:30 pm - October 12, 2010 06:00 pm
Event Date 4: October 12, 2010 07:00 pm - October 12, 2010 08:30 pm
Event Date 5: October 13, 2010 12:30 pm - October 13, 2010 01:30 pm
Event Date 6: October 13, 2010 01:45 pm - October 13, 2010 12:45 pm
Event Date 7: October 13, 2010 04:00 pm - October 13, 2010 06:00 pm
Event Date 8: October 13, 2010 06:00 pm - October 13, 2010 08:00 pm

Washington — Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach, will travel to Tacoma, Burien, Federal Way and Seattle on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12-13, for Community Outreach Forums and Youth Listening Sessions. During the Community Outreach Forums, Retana will discuss the Administration's education reform agenda and its impact on Washington state communities and schools. He also will host youth listening sessions on college access and completion. During his youth listening sessions, Retana will engage students in discussions on how school, family and community can help them establish and promote a culture where college graduation is the norm rather than the exception.

Retana's visit to Washington state is part of a National Youth Listening Tour that engages students and the public to solicit feedback that will inform federal policies on turnaround strategies for low-performing schools, enhance family engagement to support student achievement, improve graduation rates, and promote efforts to meet the President's national goal of once again leading the world in college completion by 2020.


Event 1
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Tacoma Community Education Forum
When : 9-10:30 a.m. PDT
Where : Evergreen State College-Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Event 2
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Burien Community Education Forum
When : 1:30-2:30 p.m. PDT
Where : Highline School District Board Room
15675 Ambaum Blvd. S.W.
Burien, WA
Event 3
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Youth Listening Session
When : 3:30-6 p.m. PDT
Where : Youngtown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way, S.W.
Seattle, WA
Event 4
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Family and Community Education Forum
When : 7-8:30 p.m. PDT
Where : Federal Way High School
30611 16th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA
Event 5
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : High School assembly and group meeting with students
When : 12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT
Where : South Lake High School
6601 Rainier Ave. South
Seattle, WA
Event 6
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : High school assembly and group meeting with students
When : 1:45-2:45 p.m. PDT
Where : Cleveland High School
5511 15th Ave. South
Seattle, WA
Event 7
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Seattle Youth Listening Tour
When : 4-6 p.m. PDT
Where : African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA
Event 8
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Meeting with community leaders
When : 6-8 p.m. PDT
Where : African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA
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