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U.S. Education Officials to Address 'Equal Access to Quality Education' Conference in New Orleans


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Event Date 1: March 29, 2011 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Event Date 2: March 30, 2011 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver the keynote address at the "Equal Access to Quality Education" conference Tuesday in New Orleans. The two-day forum will aim to promote access to quality education for all students. During her remarks, Ali will discuss why education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

On Wednesday, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris will deliver a luncheon speech discussing the role of equity in the Education Department’s Blueprint for Reform. Attendees will include school administrators, researchers, and other community stakeholders. The conference will offer strategies and solutions to improve access to learning opportunities, remove barriers to providing a quality education, and build networks of support to ensure civil rights for all students.


Event 1
Who : Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.
What : Keynote address entitled, "Why is Education the Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation?" at the opening session of the Equal Access to Quality Education: The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation conference
When : Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Where : Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, La.
Event 2
Who : Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary for policy and state technical assistance, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.
What : Luncheon address entitled, "Why is Equity at the Center of the Blueprint for Reform," presented to the Equal Access to Quality Education: The Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation" conference
When : Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Where : Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, La.
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