[Federal Register: September 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 171)]
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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: Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
(est). Wednesday, September 15, 1999, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (est).

ADDRESSES: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Building,
1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Luis Rosero, Special Assistant for Communication, 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.

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
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 complement Federal education initiatives.
    At the September 14th meeting, Commissioners will report on
activity within the following Committees: Children, Families and
Communities, Higher Education and Assessment. The Departments of
Education and Health and Human Services will report to Commissioners on
the Implementation of the Hispanic Education Action Plan. The White
House Initiative staff will report on the work of the Interdepartmental
Council on Hispanic Educational Improvement and the 1999 Annual
Performance Report. The Steering Committee of the Massachusetts
Education Initiative for Latino students will present an overview of
the plans for the October 2, 1999, summit. Massachusetts is the first
state in the country to implement Executive Order 12900 at the State
level. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Chair of the Education Taskforce of
the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will also address the commission.
    On Wednesday, September 15, 1999, Commission members will release a
report on the issue of Assessment during a Press Conference at the
National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, at 10:00 a.m. and directly
following will meet from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon to discuss plans for a
National meeting on Latino Educational Excellence.
    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: September 1, 1999.
Leo Coco,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency
[FR Doc. 99-23169 Filed 9-2-99; 8:45 am]