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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, 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). 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: Friday, January 29, 1998, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (cst).

ADDRESSES: Austin Community College, 5930 Middle Fiskville, Road, 
Austin, Texas 78752.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Toscano, Special Assistant for 
Interagency Affairs, at 202-401-1411 (telephone), 202-401-8377 (FAX), 
richard__toscano@ed.gov (e-mail) or mail: U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland, SW., room 5E110; Washington, DC 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 January meeting, the Commission Executive Board will discuss 
current and future activities. Specifically, the Executive Board will 
discuss the implementation of the Hispanic Education Action Plan, newly 
funded Department of Education initiatives, and the impact of 
assessment on Latino learners.
    The Executive Board and other attending Commissioners will 
participate in a half-day workshop on assessment. The specific issues 
that will be addressed by the Commission and national assessment 
experts include:
    * Exit/entry Criteria
    * Teacher Training
    * Development of Appropriate Assessments
    * National Standards that address instruction
    * Use of data for reporting purposes
    Commissioners have been invited to attend a day-long symposium on 
``Access to Higher Education in the Post-Hopwood Era'' that will occur 
on January 28, 1999.
    Records of all Commission proceedings are available for public 
inspection at the White House Initiative, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Ave., SW., Room 5E110, Washington, DC 20202 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. (est).

    Dated: January 6, 1999.
G. Mario Moreno,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency 
[FR Doc. 99-876 Filed 1-13-99; 8:45 am]