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Local And State Experts To Advise Federal Officials On Education Achievement Gap

Publication Date: 
February 17, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Howard Blume

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was mentioned in the following article covering the commission formed by the U.S. Department of Education to advise federal officials on the nation's education achievement gap. The Los Angeles Times' Howard Blume reports:

Educators and advocates with local ties will take part in a federal commission that will examine to what extent funding for the nation's schools is delivered equally and fairly to low-income and minority students.

The goal is to recommend policies and funding plans that would help close the achievement gap between white and Asian students and their low-income and minority peers.


Other members of the commission include: Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar; Stanford education professor Linda Darling-Hammond; Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institute; Matt Miller, host of "Left, Right & Center" on local NPR affiliate KCRW; and Thomas Saenz, the president and general counsel of the L.A.-based Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.