dcsimg

Education Secretary to meet on Opportunity to Learn Commission today

on Monday,March 23,2009 20:03

White+House_2144_19088194_0_0_7004940_300.jpg

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Congressman Chaka Fattah are meeting today to discuss a proposal to set up the National Commission on the Opportunity to Learn.

The Commission, proposed by Representative Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, would explore resource adequacy and equity in learning, and work with states to address issues that concern all students'' "opportunity to learn."

Fattah, who is also author of the recently enacted tuition tax credit, proposed the creation of the Commission during a White House meeting with President Obama on February 26.

Since then his proposal has gained support from leading education and civil rights organizations, including the National Education Association, Teach For America and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

"We have a president who understands that the success of our nation is directly tied to the educational opportunities provided to future generations," says Fattah, adding "Students must be given every possible opportunity to achieve their full academic potential."

The meeting between Fattah and Secretary Duncan will also include discussion of other education reform issues including expansion of GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

Fattah previously sponsored the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act which was incorporated into the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and includes a $2,500 tuition tax credit for eligible families.
ADNFCR-2144-ID-19088194-ADNFCR
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
            • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
            • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
            • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
            • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
            • Online Courses
            Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
            • Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level**
            • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Graphic Arts (AAS)

            The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

             

            Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

            Latest Articles & News

            Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
            It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.

            Second designer chosen for home decor competition
            Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.