Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education: Registration open in Los Angeles and Seattle for National Conversations on English Learner Education – What makes for quality education for English learners in the 21st century?
Dr. Rosalinda Barrera, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of OELA, and Juan Sepúlveda, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, invite you to attend the National Conversations. Both will speak at the event, as will Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Grace Zamora Durán, Education Program Specialist with the Office of Special Education Programs. A draft agenda now is available for this event at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/files/uploads/24/NCELEAgenda.pdf
As a reminder, the National Conversations began last week in Dallas and Chicago. The discussion and results were exciting and forward-looking. We want to take the opportunity to remind you of that there are four more opportunities to be involved. You still can choose from any one of the four remaining sites that fits your schedule and your location best:
March 7-8: Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA
April 11-12: New York, NY, and Charlotte, NC
Registration sites for Los Angeles (http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/ncelelosangeles ) and Seattle (http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/nceleseattle ) are open now; we will send further notices when registration opens for other cities, or you can check back for further information at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/2011elconversation
The National Conversations are sponsored by the Office of English Language Acquisition of the Department of Education, in partnership with The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
For more information, contact askNCELA at gwu dot edu or ELconversation at gmail dot com