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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic AmericansAgency NameDepartment of Education
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number147
Original Establishment Date9/24/1990Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/30/2003Committee URLhttp://www.YesICan.gov
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date3/14/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/14/2004Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date4/30/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Leslie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityE.O. 13230Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Sanchez
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*E.O. 13230Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-401-1411
Effective Date Of Authority*10/12/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-401-8377
Committee Type*Ad hocDesignated Federal Officer Email*leslie.sanchez@ed.gov
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*On March 31, 2003, the President's Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans (Commission) presented to the President its final report, From Risk to Opportunity: Fulfilling the Educational Needs of Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century. The report contained six (6) recommendations for increasing the educational attainment of Hispanic Americans, which encompassed the entire education continuum - from early childhood through postsecondary education, as well as federal accountability and coordination, and research. The Commission terminated thirty (30) days after submitting its final report to the President.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission consists of 24 members, including four ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Treasury and the Small Business Administration. The members are a diverse group of representatives from education, business, the community, and professional organizations. Enedelia Schofield of Oregon and Frank Hanna of Georgia serve as Co-Chairs of the Commission.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission held two committee meetings in fiscal year 2003. The meetings were held in New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. The meetings were held to hear expert testimony from members of the Hispanic community and to approve the final version of their report to the President.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Members of the Commission bring extensive experience working with educational issues within the Hispanic community across the United States. The collective advice of the membership addresses both the overall Hispanic community and the varying Hispanic subgroup populations within this community. Often, Federal education and education-related research does not disaggregate sufficient data to account for a diverse Hispanic population. With limited baseline data available, the members of the Commission have worked to identify these concerns to ensure that the recommendations reflected in the Final Report provide tangible solutions to closing the achievement gap.
Why close or partially close meetings?All Commission meetings held in fiscal year 2003 were open.
Recommendation RemarksA new Executive Order is being written for the Excellence in Education for Hispanic Americans.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentProvided support for the Partners in Hispanic Education, a partnership created between the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and some of the nation’s leading Hispanic organizations, corporate leaders, and national private entities in the important mission to improve the educational achievement of Hispanics in the United States.The goal of the partnership is to empower the Hispanic American community by equipping families with educational tools and informational resources afforded under No Child Left Behind in order to assist them in becoming stronger advocates for their children’s education – from early childhood to college completion. The partners will work with local communities to reinforce positive expectations that include educational excellence, academic attainment, parental involvement and awareness, academic preparation, mentorship, engagement of the business community, accountability and enrollment in college. To accomplish these goals, partnership participants have committed to host education programs in seven pilot cities over the next several months. Each will involve a series of events including town hall meetings; educational workshops for parents, students, educators and business and community leaders; and a seminar on student financial aid and scholarships.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*6Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Commission submitted six recommendations on closing the academic achievement gap of Hispanic Americans.Recommendation 1: Set New and High Expectations Across AmericaRecommendation 2: Support No Child Left BehindRecommendation 3: Reinforce and Expand a High-Quality Teaching ProfessionRecommendation 4: Develop a Federal Research Agenda to Identify the Needs of Hispanic American StudentsRecommendation 5: Create Pathways to College GraduationRecommendation 6: Create Increased Federal Accountability and CoordinationAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Commission's recommendations are still under the consideration of the President. Nonetheless, a priority for the No Child Left Behind Act, which the agency implements, is addressing the educational needs of Hispanic Americans.The agency has undertaken many initiatives related to the Commission's recommendations. To increase awareness in the Hispanic American communities, many of the agency's publications, containing important information and tools, are available in both English and Spanish. Likewise, the agency is committed to the full implementation of No Child Left Behind, and has undertaken activities to improve teacher quality, including teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention. Elements of the Commission's recommendation on the development of a federal research agenda to identify the needs of Hispanic American students is being implemented through the Biliteracy Research Network, which will provide scientifically-based information on programs that work for the instruction of Spanish-speaking children. The agency is also focusing on increased academic preparation as a pathway to college graduation. In addition, federal accountability and coordination measures have been implemented for a variety of programs to measure progress and achievementAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Commission's recommendations are still under the consideration of the President. Nonetheless, a priority for the No Child Left Behind Act, which the agency implements, is addressing the educational needs of Hispanic Americans.The agency has undertaken many initiatives related to the Commission's recommendations. To increase awareness in the Hispanic American communities, many of the agency's publications, containing important information and tools, are available in both English and Spanish. Likewise, the agency is committed to the full implementation of No Child Left Behind, and has undertaken activities to improve teacher quality, including teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention. Elements of the Commission's recommendation on the development of a federal research agenda to identify the needs of Hispanic American students is being implemented through the Biliteracy Research Network, which will provide scientifically-based information on programs that work for the instruction of Spanish-speaking children. The agency is also focusing on increased academic preparation as a pathway to college graduation. In addition, federal accountability and coordination measures have been implemented for a variety of programs to measure progress and achievement.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThrough the web site of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at www.yesican.gov.
Agency Feedback CommentAs required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Section 6, a follow-up report will be prepared within a year to respond to the recommendations that the Commission has issued.Narrative Description*The Commission provided advice to the Secretary of Education on matters related to the educational attainment of Hispanic Americans, and was tasked with submitting a report to the President, and in accordance with the mission of the agency, on the progress of Hispanic Americans in closing the academic achievement gap, and attaining the goals established by the No Child Left Behind Act. In addition, the Commission was to report on the development, monitoring, and coordination of federal efforts to promote a high-quality education for Hispanic Americans; increase parental, State and local, private sector, and community involvement in improving education, and ways to maximize the effectiveness of Federal education initiatives within the Hispanic community.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$450,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$14,560.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$4,278.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$79,907.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$548,745.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*6.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016632President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans2002
 COM-017522President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans2001
 COM-018580President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans2000
 COM-019688President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans1999
 COM-020502President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans1998
 COM-021589President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans1997