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Summit on Latino Students

A number of lawmakers who are working on reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act are invited to speak this week at a National Capitol Summit on Latino Students and Educational Opportunity, being held in Washington, D.C. The one-day meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Invited speakers include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts; Sen. Arlen Spector, a Republican from Pennsylvania; Rep. George Miller, a Democrat from California; and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, a Republican from California.

The summit is sponsored by the Virginia Beach, Va.-based Educational Policy Institute and the University of Maryland, College Park, and will feature researchers and policymakers who will talk about Latino students in secondary education and higher education. English-language learners aren't mentioned in the overview of the meeting, but I expect that some of the speakers will discuss education policy concerning them because some Latino students are ELLs.

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