James Cole, general counsel, delegated the duties of deputy secretary, will give remarks at ParentCamp International, an event for parents, students, teachers, community leaders and advocacy organizations from diverse cultures, to empower immigrant families and learn about the Department's resources. It also is a platform for stakeholder groups and parents to participate in facilitated conversations about various topics related to positive student outcomes. The ParentCamp will take place on Monday, April 18, at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Cole will discuss the value that immigrant families and students bring to our schools and our country. He also will highlight the Department's efforts to ensure high-quality education for all students, regardless of where they or their parents were born. In addition, Cole will emphasize the importance of meaningful family engagement and tools the Department is developing to ensure immigrant families are welcomed by and engaged in our nation's schools.
The Obama Administration's commitment to equity in education underlies every significant activity of the Education Department. The Department has developed numerous resources for immigrant students, including dedicated webpages on resources for immigrant students and children who have recently arrived in the United States, an English Learner toolkit for educators and schools, and the Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth.