U.S. Department of Education to Host Day-Long Event on Rethinking Education for Incarcerated Individuals

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U.S. Department of Education to Host Day-Long Event on Rethinking Education for Incarcerated Individuals

Special convening will focus on prevention and juvenile reentry, utilization of Perkins and WIOA funds, Second Chance Pell Grant experiments

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education will host a special convening titled, “Rethinking Correctional and Reentry Education: A Second Chance at Learning,” on Monday, April 22, 2019. This event will spotlight and further the conversation around the administration-wide goal of rethinking education for incarcerated individuals. Experts will share best practices and promising federal, state and local initiatives to help those reentering society receive the education they need to be successful.

Who :

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mitchell Zais
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Heidi E. Washington, director, Michigan Department of Corrections
Amy Lopez, deputy director, D.C. Department of Corrections
Steve Good, executive director, Five Keys Schools

What :

Rethinking Correctional and Reentry Education: A Second Chance at Learning

When :

Monday, April 22, 2019
10 a.m.-noon EDT plenary session (open press and livestreamed)
1-4 p.m. EDT breakout sessions (closed press)

Where :

U.S. Department of Education
Lyndon B. Johnson Building
Barnard Auditorium
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202

The event will also be livestreamed here.

NOTE: Credentialed media interested in attending the event must RSVP to press@ed.gov by 8 a.m. EDT, on Monday, April 22, 2019. A valid media credential and photo ID will be required for access to the events.

All press must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure entry.