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U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference in San Francisco


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Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 26, 2011 11:45 am - 01:45 pm
Event Date 2: February 26, 2011 01:45 pm - 03:45 pm

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will give remarks on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Conference in San Francisco.

At 11:45 a.m., Jennings will give remarks on the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments and the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on the academic performance of youth. He also will discuss the Department’s efforts over the past year to prevent bullying and create safe learning environments through its Safe and Supportive School grants program. Last year, the Department awarded $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive School grants to 11 states, including California, which received a grant for more than $2.2 million. The goal of the Safe and Supportive School grants program is to provide assistance to state education agencies to develop measurement systems to assess conditions for learning within individual schools, including school safety, and to make this information publicly available.

Later that afternoon at 1:45 p.m., Posny will give a presentation on “Two Acts, One Goal: Improving the Achievement of All Students.” She will focus on the Department’s “Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA)” and its commitment to improving educational opportunities and resources for children and youth with disabilities. She also will discuss ways that plan aligns with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how alignment of the two pieces of legislation can translate to greater outcomes for students with disabilities.

NASSP is the pre-eminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership.


Event 1
Who : Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
What : Remarks at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Luncheon
When : 11:45 a.m. PST Saturday, Feb. 26
Where : San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth St.
San Francisco, Calif.
Event 2
Who : Alexa Posny, assistant secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
What : Remarks at the National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference
When : 1:45 p.m. PST Saturday, Feb. 26
Where : San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth St.
San Francisco, Calif.
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