Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans to Participate in National Action Network Forum in Washington, D.C.

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David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will serve as a panelist at the annual National Action Network Legislative and Policy Forum on Thursday, July 9, in Washington, D.C. He will underscore the importance of and highlight best practices for accelerating the learning and development of African-American students. In addition, Johns will discuss ways the Initiative works to connect federal policies to practices and experiences for all students. The panel will be moderated by Marcus Bright, executive director of Education for a Better America. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott will give special remarks.

The theme for this year’s forum is “From Demonstration to Legislation.” A not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network addresses the social and economic injustice experienced by African Americans in the United States.