Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans; Meeting

Citation88 FR 70420
Published date11 October 2023
Record Number2023-22501
CourtEducation Department
SectionNotices
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 195 (Wednesday, October 11, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 11, 2023)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 70420-70421]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-22501]
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                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity,
                Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans; Meeting
                AGENCY: White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity,
                Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans, Office of the
                Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
                ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting.
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                SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the October 26-27, 2023,
                meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing
                Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black
                Americans (PAC) and provides information to members of the public about
                how to submit written comments before the meeting. Notice of the
                meeting is required and is intended to notify the public of its
                opportunity to attend.
                DATES: The PAC will be meeting on October 26 and 27, 2023, from 10 a.m.
                to 5 p.m. E.D.T.
                ADDRESSES: The October 26, 2023, meeting will be held at the White
                House. The October 27, 2023, meeting will be in the Barnard Auditorium
                at the U.S. Department of Education, located at 400 Maryland Avenue SW,
                Washington, DC 20202. The public may join both meetings virtually.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique Toussaint, Designated Federal
                Official, U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on
                Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for
                Black Americans, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202.
                Telephone: (202) 260-0964. Email: [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                 PAC's Statutory Authority and Function: The PAC is established by
                Executive Order 14050 (October 19, 2021). The PAC is governed by the
                provisions of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 10 (Federal Advisory Committees), which
                sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
                The purpose of the PAC is to advise the President, through the
                Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, on all matters
                pertaining to advancing educational equity, excellence, and economic
                opportunity for Black Americans and communities.
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                 The PAC shall advise the President in the following areas: (i) what
                is needed for the development, implementation, and coordination of
                educational programs and initiatives at the Department and other
                agencies to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for Black
                Americans; (ii) how to promote career pathways for in-demand jobs for
                Black students, including registered apprenticeships, internships,
                fellowships, mentorships, and work-based learning initiatives; (iii)
                how to increase public awareness of and generate solutions for the
                educational and training challenges and equity disparities that Black
                Americans face and the causes of these challenges; and (iv) approaches
                to establish local and national partnerships with public, private,
                philanthropic, and nonprofit stakeholders to advance the mission and
                objectives of Executive Order 14050, consistent with applicable law.
                 Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include welcome remarks; a
                discussion of the PAC's function and mission; a discussion of the PAC's
                strategic priorities; panels by subject matter experts; student
                performances; and a group discussion. There will be a public comment
                period for written comments that were submitted in response to the
                Federal Register notice.
                 Access to the Meeting: An RSVP is required in order to attend the
                meeting virtually. Submit a reservation by email to the
                [email protected] mailbox. RSVPs for both meeting days must be
                received by the end of the business day on October 25, 2023. Include in
                the subject line of the email request ``Meeting RSVP.'' The email must
                include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation (if applicable),
                mailing address, email address, telephone number, of the person(s)
                requesting to attend. Members of the public that RSVP will get
                information on how to attend the meeting virtually.
                 Submission of written comments: The public may provide written
                comments pertaining to the work of the PAC prior to the October 26-27,
                2023 meeting. Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. E.D.T. on October
                25, 2023 to the [email protected] mailbox and include in the
                subject line ``PAC Written Comments: Public Comment.'' The email must
                include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address,
                email address, and telephone number, of the person(s) making the
                comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or
                in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) that is
                attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body
                of an email message. Please do not send material directly to the PAC
                members.
                 Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the
                official report of the meeting on the Initiative's website no later
                than 90 days after the meeting. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 1009, the public
                may also inspect the meeting materials and other PAC records at 400
                Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, by emailing
                [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
                 Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting sites are accessible to
                individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or
                service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service,
                assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format),
                notify the contact person listed in this notice at least one week
                before the meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request
                received after that date, we may not be able to make available the
                requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to
                arrange it.
                 Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this
                document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free
                internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the
                Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System
                at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well
                as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal
                Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF,
                you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the
                site.
                 You may also access documents of the Department published in the
                Federal Register by using the article search feature at:
                www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search
                feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published
                by the Department.
                 Authority: Presidential Executive Order 14050.
                Donna M. Harris-Aikens,
                Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Office of the Secretary.
                [FR Doc. 2023-22501 Filed 10-10-23; 8:45 am]
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