Assistant Secretary Deborah Delisle to Discuss Inclusive Education at TASH’s 39th Annual Conference

  • twitter
  • Facebook
  • google+

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Delisle and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will participate in TASH's 39th annual conference, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. This town hall meeting will explore school wide transformation practices that promote the inclusion of students with disabilities, while also providing benefit to the larger school community. It will bring together parents and teachers to discuss the role online education will play in the Obama Administration's second term education agenda. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about new research and discuss the topic of whole school transformation that supports positive outcomes for all students.

TASH, a nonprofit international leader in disability advocacy, is working to support human rights and inclusion for people with disabilities, through research, professional development, policy and resources to inform the public.  The inclusive practices the organization validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Promise Neighborhoods, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and ConnectED, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool.