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President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

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Notice of an Open Conference Call Meeting.


This notice sets forth the announcement of a conference call meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of this meeting.


Friday, September 7, 2012.

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Conference Call Number/ID: (712) 432-3900/ID—391333 (Listen-Only).


For members of the public who wish to convene in person and listen to the conference call meeting, please arrive at the U.S. Department of Education, Lyndon Baines Johnson Building, Room 1W103, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC, no later than 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP to by Thursday, September 6, 2012.


Marco A. Davis, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 4W110, Washington, DC 20202; telephone: 202-453-7023.


The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (the Commission) is established by Executive Order 13555 (Oct. 19, 2010). The Commission is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub. L. 92-463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) on all matters pertaining to the education attainment of the Hispanic community.

The Commission shall advise the President and the Secretary in the following areas: (i) Developing, implementing, and coordinating educational programs and initiatives at the Department and other agencies to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanics of all ages; (ii) increasing the participation of the Hispanic community and Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the Department's programs and in education programs at other agencies; (iii) engaging the philanthropic, business, nonprofit, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding the mission and objectives of this order; (iv) establishing partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit stakeholders to meet the mission and policy objectives of this order.


The Commission will discuss the activities of its subcommittees and identify next steps.

Please be advised that members of the public will be able to listen only to the conference call meeting. There will not be an opportunity for public comment during this meeting due to time constraints. However, members of the public may submit written comments related to the work of the Commission via no later than September 5, 2012. A recording of this meeting will be posted on the Commission's Web page at no later than Sep. 14, 2012.

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 Hispanics, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 4W108, Washington, DC, 20202, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Dated: August 23, 2012.

Martha Kanter,

Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

[FR Doc. 2012-21230 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]