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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director to Discuss Administration’s Commitment to Increasing Academic Success of Latino Students at Annual College Board Prepárate Conference in Atlanta


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Event Date 1: April 25, 2014 08:00 am - 10:00 am

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director Alejandra Ceja will participate in a panel discussion at the eighth annual College Board Prepárate Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, April 25. She will discuss the administration’s career-to-cradle agenda; the President’s new initiative My Brother’s Keeper aimed at creating pathways to success for men and boys of color; and the Department’s recently released comprehensive Civil Rights Data Collection, which addresses the disparities in educational opportunities among Latinos, African Americans and other students of color. Ceja also will highlight other federal level resources available to better inform policy decisions and increase the academic success of Latino students.

The three-day conference—taking place April 23-25—addresses strategies to increase the preparation, access and college completion of Latino students. Education officials, community and civic leaders, legislators and policymakers, and more are expected to attend the conference.

President Obama signed Executive Order 13555 on Oct. 19, 2010, renewing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. This executive order demonstrated the President’s strong support for the critical role Hispanics play in the overall prosperity of the nation and highlights the administration’s commitment to expanding educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes for all students.


Event 1
Who : White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director Alejandra Ceja
What : College Board’s Prepárate panel discussion: “Policy and Practice: Navigating the Intersection”
When : 8 a.m. ET, Friday, April 25, 2014
Where : Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave.
Atlanta, Ga.
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