[Federal Register: August 31, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 168)]
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President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanic Americans; Meeting

AGENCY: President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanic Americans; ED.

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). Notice of 
this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act in order to notify the public of their opportunity to 

DATES AND TIMES: Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (est) 
and Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (est).

ADDRESSES: On Tuesday, September 22, the meeting will be held at the 
White House Conference Center in the Truman room, 726 Jackson Place, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, September 23, the meeting will be 
held at the White House Old Executive Office Building in the Indian 
Treaty room, 17th and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. To gain 
access into the Indian Treaty room, clearance must be approved by the 
White House security personnel. As a result, attendees need to begin 
clearance procedures no later than September 17th by calling Richard 
Toscano of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanic Americans (WHI) at 202-401-2147 and providing the following 
information for each attendee: full name (as it appears on a driver 
license or building pass), social security number and date of birth.

Edmundo DeLeon, WHI Hispanic Serving Institutions Program Manager, at 
202-401-1411 (telephone), 202-401-8377 (FAX), ed__deleon@ed.gov (e-
mail) or mail: U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Ave., 
S.W., room 2115; Washington, D.C. 20202-3601.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was established under 
Executive Order 12900 (February 22, 1994) to provide the President and 
the Secretary of Education with advice on (1) the progress of Hispanic 
Americans toward achievement of the National Goals and other standards 
of educational accomplishment; (2) the development, monitoring, and 
education for Hispanic Americans; (3) ways to increase, State, county, 
private sector and community involvement in improving education; and 
(4) ways to expand and complement Federal education initiatives.
    At the meeting, the Commission will announce the appointment of 
Guillermo Linares as the Vice Chair of the Commission and discuss the 
following educational issues: the role of community colleges, outcomes 
of Commission committees (Children, Families, and Communities, Public 
Policy, K-12; Higher Education; and Assessment), capacity building of 
Hispanic Serving Institutions, the White House's response to the 
Commission report on the condition of Hispanic Education, the work plan 
of the WHI, role of the federal Inter-Department Council for Hispanic 
Educational Improvement and inventory update, reports by agencies 
(Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and 
Human Services, and the Smithsonian), and dates for 1999 Executive 
Board and Commission meetings (especially the October conference: 
Excelencia en Educacion). The meeting will end with briefings on the 
role of the White House by Marie Echaveste, White House Deputy Chief of 
Staff, and Mickey Ibarra, White House Assistant to the President for 
Intergovernmental Affairs.
    Records of all Commission proceedings are available for public 
inspection at the WHI, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence 
Ave., S.W., Room 2145, Washington, D.C. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    Dated: August 25, 1998.
G. Mario Moreno,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-23287 Filed 8-28-98; 8:45 am]