Senior U.S. Education Official to Participate in the 10th Annual NALEO National Summit on the State of Latino Education

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Sargrad, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will participate in a panel at the 10th Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) National Summit on the State of Latino Education on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. ET at the Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on "Creating a Comprehensive System to Promote Teacher Quality." The steady growth of the Latino student population makes it imperative that they benefit from and have access to high quality teachers and positive educational experiences from preschool through college completion.

Sargrad will participate in the panel discussion, "A Federal Vision of Accountability and Teacher Evaluation," which will highlight two federal education policy initiatives—Race to the Top and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility. This session will examine recent developments in federal education policy to strengthen accountability measures for states and local school districts and to promote effective teacher development and student academic growth.

School board members, college trustees, and state legislators attending this two-day convening will hear from leading education experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors who will share best practices for developing and implementing policies that affect Latino students.