[Federal Register: February 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 34)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanic Americans

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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). This notice 
also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting 
is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to 
attend.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 28, 2002, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Commission meeting will be held in Washington, DC, at 
The Mayflower Hotel located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Sanchez, Executive Director, or 
Adam Chavarria, Associate Director, White House Initiative on 
Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., 

Washington, DC 20202, (202) 401-1411.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Advisory Commission on 
Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans is established under 
Executive Order 13230 dated October 12, 2001. The Commission is 
established to provide advice to the Secretary of Education (Secretary) 
and issue reports to the President concerning: (a) The progress of 
Hispanic Americans in closing the academic achievement gap and 
attaining the goals established by the President's No Child Left Behind 
Act of 2002; (b) the development, monitoring, and coordination of 
Federal efforts to promote high-quality education for Hispanic 
Americans; (c) ways to increase parental, State and local, private 
sector, and community involvement in improving education; and (d) ways 
to maximize the effectiveness of Federal education initiatives within 
the Hispanic community.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Adam Chavarria 
at (202) 401-1411 by no later than February 25. We will attempt to meet 
requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the 

requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities.
    On Wednesday, February 27th, the Commission will be briefed on a 
number of topics including Executive Order 13230, the No Child Left 
Behind Act of 2002, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The 
Commission will also be sworn in at the White House. The Commission's 
meeting on Wednesday is not subject to FACA because the meeting 
involves the exchange of facts and information.
    On Thursday, the Commission will meet in open session from 9 a.m. 
to noon. The Commission will be discussing and planning upcoming 
meetings and events.
    Records are kept of all Commission proceedings, and are available 
for public inspection at the office of the White House Initiative on 
Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans from the hours of 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. This notice will not meet the 15-day FACA requirement for 
announcing meetings in the Federal Register due to scheduling issues.

    Dated: February 14, 2002.
Laurie M. Rich,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 02-4078 Filed 2-19-02; 8:45 am]
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