ERIC Number: ED440542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Excelencia Para Todos--Excellence for All: The Progress of Hispanic Education and the Challenges of the New Century. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley (Bell Multicultural High School, Washington, DC, March 15, 2000).
Riley, Richard W.
The main theme of Richard W. Riley's speech is the importance of quality education to America's Latino community. The speech outlines a series of challenges for the 21st century: the promise of language and the need for Latinos to learn English with the aid of bilingual education; the need to meet increasing demand for quality teachers, especially for limited English proficiency (LEP) students; the need to raise Latino student achievement and lower their dropout rate; the importance of building links between the schools and the wider community; and the need to build more schools and to modernize and expand existing schools to accommodate expanding and changing student populations. Riley cites a report recently released by the Department of Education that details a number of effective policies and strategies the Department has identified that can and should be implemented to address the main challenges for the new century. The full speech touches upon the range of contemporary issues facing K-12 public education in the United States. (KFT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic American Students, Immigration, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Community Relationship, School Construction, School Role, School Space, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Technology Education
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/03-2000/000315.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.