Carmel Martin, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, and Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, will each participate in a panel discussion on federal higher education policy at the Washington Monthly and Education Sector's "Getting to Graduation" event on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Washington, D.C.
At 9:00 a.m., Martin will serve on the panel discussing the findings of a Washington Monthly special report, "Fighting the High School Dropout Crisis." The discussion will focus on a number of issues related to the Administration's core agenda support for college and career-ready standards, school turnaround grants and innovative practices to reduce the large dropout rate.
At 10:30 a.m., Ochoa will be on the panel that discusses the recently published "Washington Monthly College Guide." This panel will focus on the Administration's ongoing higher education efforts, including boosting college graduation rates, learning from high-performing community colleges and developing better public information about college success.