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President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

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AGENCY:

President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Department of Education.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (Commission). This notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATE AND TIME:

Thursday, February 28, 2002, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The Commission meeting will be held in Washington, DC, at The Mayflower Hotel located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leslie Sanchez, Executive Director, or Adam Chavarria, Associate Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20202, (202) 401-1411.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans is established under Executive Order 13230 dated October 12, 2001. The Commission is established to provide advice to the Secretary of Education (Secretary) and issue reports to the President concerning: (a) The progress of Hispanic Americans in closing the academic achievement gap and attaining the goals established by the President's No Child Left Behind Act of 2002; (b) the development, monitoring, and coordination of Federal efforts to promote high-quality education for Hispanic Americans; (c) ways to increase parental, State and local, private sector, and community involvement in improving education; and (d) ways to maximize the effectiveness of Federal education initiatives within the Hispanic community.

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Adam Chavarria at (202) 401-1411 by no later than February 25. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

On Wednesday, February 27th, the Commission will be briefed on a number of topics including Executive Order 13230, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Commission will also be sworn in at the White House. The Commission's meeting on Wednesday is not subject to FACA because the meeting involves the exchange of facts and information.

On Thursday, the Commission will meet in open session from 9 a.m. to noon. The Commission will be discussing and planning upcoming meetings and events.

Records are kept of all Commission proceedings, and are available for public inspection at the office of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This notice will not meet the 15-day FACA requirement for announcing meetings in the Federal Register due to scheduling issues.

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Dated: February 14, 2002.

Laurie M. Rich,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 02-4078 Filed 2-19-02; 8:45 am]

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