WHIAAPI Weekly Highlights

Welcome to this week's edition of the WHIAAPI Week in Review. WHIAAPI welcomed four new agency plans into the fold from the Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Federal Communications Commission, and Social Security Administration. This is your opportunity to influence and shape policy in a meaningful way, and we want you to check them out and tell us what you think! Comments are due on March 31, 2011.

The upcoming week is full of exciting convenings across the country--from the President's Conference on Bullying Prevention, to the National Conversations on English Learner Education, to our Commissioners converging in Washington, DC. Read below for further details on these events.

WHIAAPI is partnering with the Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition to present a series of National Conversations about English learner education. There are two conferences taking place on March 7th and 8th in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA. Check the links for details and registration.

On March 10, President Obama, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services will welcome students, parents, teachers and others to The White House for a Conference on Bullying Prevention.  The conference will bring together communities from across the nation who have been affected by bullying as well as those who are taking action to address it.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration about how all communities can work together to prevent bullying.

On March 14 and 15, the President’s Advisory Commission will convene for their second annual meeting in Washington, DC. Members of the Inter Agency Working Group will join them to discuss strategies on implementing the agency priorities to increase access to and participation by AAPIs in federal programs and resources.

WHIAAPI Call Out for Health Care Stories! Email WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov by March 11, 2011 to share how health reform has benefitted you or your family.

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