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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 16, 2001


Today the White House released the written report of the White House Strategy Session on Improving Hispanic Student Achievement, held on June 15, 2000. The report, which will be distributed to educators, advocates, policymakers and others, focuses on steps to achieve five key goals that this Administration believes will lead to increased success of Hispanic students.

Last June, President Clinton hosted stakeholders from the education, non-profit, foundation, policymaking and business communities for a Strategy Session focused on improving Hispanic student achievement. At the strategy session, the President challenged the nation to commit to five major goals for improving Hispanic student achievement and educational attainment. The report includes the suggestions of Strategy Session participants for meeting the goals by the year 2010 and also includes commitments by various organizations in the public and private sectors to assist the nation in reaching the goals.

The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education's website at or by calling 1-877-EDPUBS.