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ERIC Number: ED503087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 97
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Activities, Accomplishments and Hispanic Education Attainment: 2001-08
US Department of Education
This report represents the culmination of the activities conducted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (White House Initiative) over the span of seven years, as of this writing. It also encompasses the work of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (the commission), as well as its recommendations and their implementation. Recommendations include: (1) Set new and high expectations across America for Hispanic American children by: helping parents navigate the education system; creating partnerships that can provide expanded options for children; and implementing a nationwide public awareness and motivation campaign aimed at increasing education attainment and achieving the goal of a college education; (2) Fully implement and enforce the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act; (3) Reinforce a high-quality teaching profession by more fully preparing all teachers to address the diverse needs of their students, including Hispanics, those with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency, by attracting more Hispanics to the teaching profession, and by providing incentives and compensation for successful performance as evidenced by improved student achievement; (4) Initiate a new coherent and comprehensive research agenda on the education development of Hispanic Americans across the education spectrum, from preschool through postsecondary levels; (5) Ensure full access for Hispanic American students to enter college and demand greater accountability in higher education for Hispanic graduation rates; and (6) Increase the accountability and coordination of programs within the federal government to better serve Hispanic American children and their families. The fulfillment of these recommendations would, according to the commission, serve to accelerate the pace of education reform across all sectors and lead to the increased education attainment of Hispanic students. Appended to this document are: (A) Executive Order 13230; (B) President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans; (C) Member Organizations of the Partnership for Hispanic Family Learning; (D) Title V--Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program; (E) Highlights from "Foundations for Success: The Final Report of the National Mathematics Panel;" and a list of White House Initiative Staff. (Contains 8 figures.) [This report was prepared by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED); White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001