White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Department of Education.
Announcement of an Open Meeting.
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the ninth 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 intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. Due to unexpected complications in securing adequate meeting space coupled with the immediate need to establish a plan of activities for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics' 25th Anniversary scheduled to begin on or about September 2014, this notice is being published late.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Durango Building, Southwest Room, 1.124, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Downtown Campus, 501 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Emmanuel Caudillo, Special Advisor, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 4W108, Washington, DC 20202; telephone: 202-401-1411.
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The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (the Commission) is established by Executive Order 13555 (Oct. 19, 2010; reestablished December 12, 2012). 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 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.
Meeting: The Commission will provide updates to its activities and engagement efforts on key priorities, and hold breakout sessions with the established subcommittees: Early Learning; K-12; and Higher Education. There will be discussion focusing on the Commission's 25th Anniversary in 2015.
Individuals who wish to attend the Commission meeting must RSVP by 12 noon EDT, Friday, August 29, 2014, to WHIEEH@ed.gov.
An opportunity for public comment will be available on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CDT. Individuals who wish to provide comments will be allowed three minutes to speak. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting them to the attention of Emmanuel Caudillo, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 4W108, Washington, DC 20202, by Friday, August 29, 2014 or via email at WHIEEH@ed.gov.
Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Emmanuel Caudillo, Special Advisor, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at 202-401-1411, no later than Wednesday, August 27, 2014. We will attempt to meet requests for such accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Access to Records of the Meeting: 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. EDT.
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You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search Start Printed Page 51985feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department.
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Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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