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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller to Participate in Panel Discussion at the 11th National Tap Conference in Los Angeles

Elaine Quesinberry, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: March 12, 2011 08:30 am - 10:00 am

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will participate in a panel discussion at the 11th National TAP Conference: Changing the Landscape for Educator Support and Evaluation, hosted by The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The panel, moderated by TAP founder Lowell Milken, will address how to Implement Effective Education Systems Reform. Deputy Secretary Miller will discuss the administration’s initiatives to support teacher and leader effectiveness and he will recognize and encourage the important leadership role teachers and principals play in school improvement. The TAP Conference will join 1,500 practitioners, policymakers and members of districts, states, organizations, foundations and businesses who play a significant role in TAP's implementation, expansion and sustainability across the country.

TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, created by Lowell Milken and others at the Milken Family Foundation, is a strategy to attract, retain, develop and motivate talented people to the teaching profession. TAP combines career advancement, ongoing professional development, rigorous evaluation and accountability, and performance-based compensation into a powerful reform package for teachers and principals.

The full agenda for the General Conference can be found at

NOTE: Media must RSVP directly to Jana Rausch, Senior Manager of Media and Public Affairs, at (310) 570-4774 (office), (310) 435-9259 (cell) or

Event 1
Who : U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller,
U.S. Department of Education
What : TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Achievement 11th National Conference
When : 8:30-10 a.m. PT
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Where : Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Los Angeles Ballroom
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, Calif.