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to the list. It is from the National Association for Multicultural
Education - (NAME) Listserv list - <www.nameorg.org>.   Pam

Pam Kay         [log in to unmask]                 VOICE MAIL (802) 656-8551
School Research Office, Suite 201 Mann Hall,          FAX  (802) 656-9416
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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 11:03:49 -0400
From: Howe William <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Multicultural Education <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [NAME-MCE] Parental Support website

The information below contains the website address of a special Parental
Information presentation just developed and released by OELA.  We seek your
support in forwarding this web link information to school systems and groups
across your state.  By clicking on one of the links below (Your choice of
English or Spanish) you will access an entertaining and a very informative
presentation on Parental Rights under No Child Left Behind.

Thank you for your support in sharing this link across your state.


Dear Educators and Parents:

On April 7, 2004, Secretary Paige, OELA's Deputy Under Secretary Maria
Hernandez Ferrier and others shared a special  "Kick Off" presentation of
information designed to assist parents and educators to better understand
and work with parental rights and opportunities under the No Child Left
Behind Act (NCLB).  The Kick Off event included a special media presentation
outlining Parental Rights, including printable copies of the rights
available in both English and Spanish.  Other languages will be available in
the future.  You can access the presentation at:

      www.ed.gov/rights       English version
      www.ed.gov/derechos     Spanish version

We hope you will forward this site location to other parents, educators and
anyone who will benefit from this information.

Appreciatively,

John Ovard for
Maria Hernandez Ferrier
Deputy Under Secretary and Director, OELA
US Department of Education

John S. Ovard, Ed.D.
Director, Division of Innovation and Improvement
USDE, Office of English Language Acquisition,
Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement
for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA)
550 12th Street, S.W.  Rm 10108, Washington, DC 20004
Tel: 202-245-7150  Fax: 202-245-7163
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


William A. Howe, Ed.D.
Education Consultant for Multicultural Education & Gender Equity
Connecticut State Department of Education - Office of Educational Equity
165 Capitol Ave. Rm 364, Hartford, CT 06106 <>Telephone: 860-713-6542 * Fax:
860-713-7021
email:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]

9th Annual Connecticut Conference on Multicultural Education
Mon. Oct.18, 2004 Hartford, CT - Details at:
<http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm>
http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm
14th Annual NAME Conference - Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City,
Oct. 27-Oct. 31, 2004 - Details:  <http://www.nameorg.org/>
http://www.nameorg.org

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