U.S. Education Under Secretary Mitchell to Participate in a Panel Discussion at the 2016 CHCI Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., at 2:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The panel titled, “Higher Education: Federal Policies needed to Increase Latino College Attainment,” will focus on Goal 2025, increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025, and the federal response needed to increase Latino college attainment. Panelists will discuss best practices and policy recommendations that the federal government can take to help Latino postsecondary students earn high-quality degrees.

The panel will be moderated by Rep. Rubén Hinojosa. Mitchell will be joined by Sarita Brown, president, Excelencia in Education, Christian Haines, education policy counsel, Education and Workforce Committee, Theresa Montaño, vice-president, CTA and Dr. Alba A. Ortiz, professor emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin.

CHCI’s annual Public Policy Conference assembles Latino leaders, federal and local elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and supporters to participate in timely discussions of major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. Key issues include: education, STEM, economy and workforce, labor, health, immigration, and more.