Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Fourth Official Meeting Friday in D.C.

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its fourth meeting Friday in Washington, D.C. The agenda will include determining the outline of the commission’s final report, discussing report language and reaching consensus on particular recommendations.

The final report will present the commission’s findings on school funding systems and their relationship to student achievement. The panel will recommend ways to improve upon those systems in order to increase student access to educational opportunities.

Established Feb. 2 by the U.S. Department of Education, the commission is comprised of 27 members from a range of backgrounds, including education, law, tax, government, business and civil rights. It has been examining disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap with a focus on systems of finance. The panel will recommend ways in which federal policies could address those disparities. The commission will also study ways to restructure school finance systems to achieve equity in the distribution of educational resources and to further student achievement and attainment.

For more on the Equity and Excellence Commission, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/eec/index.html.