[Federal Register: May 26, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 101)]
[Page 28455]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanic Americans; Meeting

agency: President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellent for 
Hispanic Americans, Department of Education.

action: Notice of meeting.


summary: This notice sets fourth 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: Thursday, June 3, 1999, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (est).

addresses: Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, 11th Floor, New York, 
NY 10017.

for more information contact: Luis Rosero, Director of Communications, 
at 202-401-8459 (telephone), 202-401-8377 (FAX), luis__rosero@ed.gov 
(e-mail) or mail: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, 
Room 5E110; Washington, DC 20202-3601.

summary 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 
coordination of Federal efforts to promote high-quality education for 
Hispanic Americans; (3) ways to increase, State, county, private sector 
and community involvement in improving education; and (4) ways to 
expand and compliment Federal education initiatives.
    At the June 3rd meeting, the Commission will discuss assessment, 
Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the work of the White House 
Initiative in implementing the recommendations made by the Commission. 
Specifically, the Commission Assessment Committee will present its plan 
to analyze and evaluate state data and policies related to assessment 
of English Language Learners (ELL) and issue a report card to the 
nation on the appropriateness and accuracy of the assessment of ELL and 
accountability for their learning.
    The Commission will also address Hispanic Serving Institutions 
(HSIs) and the ongoing efforts by the White House Initiative to raise 
the nation's level of awareness about the role and capacity of HSIs to 
educate the Latino community. Joining the Commission to discuss HSIs 
will be Ricardo Fernandez, President, Lehman College.
    Commissioners will participate in the White House Initiative 
conference Excelencia en Educacion: The Role of Parents in the 
Education of Their children. The conference takes place on June 4-5 in 
New York City on the campus of City College of New York.
    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: May 18, 1999.
G. Mario Moreno,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency 
[FR Doc. 99-13209 Filed 5-24-99; 8:45 am]