ERIC Number: ED449274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the White House Strategy Session on Improving Hispanic Student Achievement.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
This report describes the June 2000 White House Strategy Session on Improving Hispanic Student Achievement, which focused on developing effective strategies aligned with broad national education goals. The report outlines the challenges that the U.S. faces in increasing Hispanic student achievement, and it shares the many recommendations made by session participants. The report focuses on academic achievement gaps leading to economic gaps; ongoing efforts to address the achievement gap; and challenges the nation faces in: increasing access to quality early childhood education; ensuring that Hispanic students achieve English proficiency; eliminating the achievement gap on state assessments; increasing the high school completion rate; and doubling the percentage of Hispanic Americans earning college degrees. The report presents strategies for reaching each of the goals, then looks at next steps related to accountability, internship programs, outreach campaigns, and capacity building and innovation. It describes a series of public-private partnerships designed to implement some of the strategies. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Bilingualism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Graduation, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Limited English Speaking, Mentors, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5E110, Washington, DC 20202-3601. Tel: 202-401-1411; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/Hispanic.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.