Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon and Marianna Vinson, deputy director of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), will deliver keynote remarks at the opening session of the 11th Annual Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Education Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Lhamon will discuss civil rights issues affecting Latino students and English language learners (ELLs); Vinson will address the status of ELLs and OELA's activities to support their educational needs.
"Transformative Leadership—Preparing Students for the 21st Century of Globalization" will bring together parents and teachers to discuss the role online education will play in the Obama Administration's second term education agenda. The audience will use the information provided to help them develop a plan of action for the community.
The conference is a collaborative, inclusive, nationwide community initiative involving educators and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the country. Further, the summit aims to present ideas, examples and projects related to connecting educational leaders with a strong emphasis on inspiring action towards solving real-world problems involving Latino students.