Equity and Excellence Commission Meeting Feb 22

On February 17, Secretary Duncan announced the appointment of 28 education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, lawyers, and corporate leaders to the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission.

The new commission will examine the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and recommend ways school finance can be improved to increase equity and achievement.

The commission will meet for the first time in a public session on February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Barnard Auditorium at the Department of Education building at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW in Washington, D.C., to discuss the scope of its work, outreach efforts, and the timetable for completion of its report.

If you’d like to attend the event, please send an e-mail to equitycommission@ed.gov with your name, and (if applicable) organization and title.

In addition, we will be streaming the meeting live, in an effort to make the event available to those outside of the Washington, DC, area.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m. (EST) on the 22nd, anyone wishing to watch the meeting can do so at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department.  (No registration for this live streaming is necessary.)

For more information, please see the commission website and the February 17 press release announcing commission members.

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  1. The Equity and Excellence Commission is a very good start! We are going be a step closer to closing the student achievement gap. Most LEAs are not in compliance when it comes to an EQUITY OF RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION…There shall be a Local Equity Committee (at each LEA) formed by parents and community members in order to ensure a more equitable and adequacy of resources in public shools. It is time to hold local school boards and districs ACCOUNTABLE…by providing the same educational opportunity to ALL STUDENTS.

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