Federal Education Officials to Participate in 82nd Annual LULAC National Convention, Discuss Educational Opportunities for Latino Students

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Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Juan Sepúlveda, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics José Rico and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will attend the 82nd annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Conference taking place Thursday, June 30-Friday, July 1, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

On Thursday, Yudin will participate in a panel discussion titled Strategies for Enhancing the Success of Latino Students. He will discuss the Education Department’s initiatives to support the success of all learners, including Latinos, and learners of varying ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Gabriel Sandoval, the Department’s senior counsel in the Office for Civil Rights, will also participate on the panel.

Friday, Sepúlveda and Rico will deliver featured remarks at a session titled Office of Presidential Personnel: Opportunities Within the Administration. They will share excerpts from the report Winning the Future: Improving Education for the Latino Community and highlight the issues behind Latino degree completion. In addition, they will discuss the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education and improve their rates of education attainment to keep the U.S. competitive in a global economy.

LULAC, founded in 1929, is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. Its mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.