BigNews.Biz - May 14,2010 - Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, will deliver the commencement address for San Diego Mesa College Saturday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego.
Sepulveda is responsible for directing the efforts of the White House Initiative in engaging Hispanic students, parents, families, organizations, educators and education stakeholders working in or with the education system in communities nationwide as active participants in improving the academic achievement of Hispanic Americans.
Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Commencement address for San Diego Mesa College
Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego
4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010
The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. It engages in four major types of activities:
1. Establishes policies related to federal education funding, administers distribution of funds and monitors their use.
2. Collects data and oversees research on America's schools.
3. Identifies major issues in education and focuses national attention on them.
4. Enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in programs that receive federal funds.