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Pasternack to discuss 'No Child Left Behind' legislation, April 3

Department of Education official Robert Pasternack will present a lecture titled "No Child Left Behind and Special Education: A View From Washington" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Pasternack is assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services. In January 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which represents his education reform plan and contains sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Before joining the federal government staff in 2001, Pasternack served as director of special education for the New Mexico Department of Education. He led the development and implementation of state regulations for special education and created a variety of statewide initiatives designed to improve results for students with disabilities.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Education Research Section , Educational Testing Service, the Center for Health and Wellbeing , the Princeton Speech-Language and Learning Center and the Cambridge School.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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