ERIC Number: ED423345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-16
Educational Excellence for Hispanics: A White House Initiative.
Mellander, Gustavo A.; Mellander, Nelly
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and a White House Advisory Commission of leaders concerned with the education of Hispanic Americans sent a survey to 32 federal agencies. Results show that most agencies have not adequately monitored Hispanic participation in the educational programs they sponsored. The Commission and the Initiative have issues a report on the current state of Hispanic American education that paints a somber picture of the quality of education opportunities afforded most Hispanic Americans. A series of recommendations on steps the Federal government could take accompanied the Commission's report. The Secretary of Education agreed to have the Department of Education be a model agency to implement the report's recommendations, and other agencies have agreed to develop similar action frameworks. The Commission and the Initiative have established steering partnerships to work toward the implementation of report recommendations. In addition, a clearinghouse of information on strategies, research, practices, scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other pertinent documents has been established. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper delivered at the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez, PR, March 16, 1998).