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Superintendent Blocker to Speak at National Conference
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Ronald Blocker has been invited
to speak at the Many Voices, One Song: No Child Left Behind national conference
in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 7, 2006.
Blocker was invited to speak to the national group because of the academic
advances made by low-income students in the district who are ethnically diverse
and English-language learners. Being a strong believer in the close relationship
between school success and community involvement the superintendent will also
share with attendees the importance of building and maintaining strong ties
between parents/volunteers and schools.
"I have always believed that all children can reach their full academic
potential," said Blocker. "It is very exciting and encouraging
to share with others from across the country what we are accomplishing in Orange
The two-day forum is sponsored by the Office of Innovation and Improvement,
in the U.S. Department of Education. More than 350 leaders from across the
country will share their views on how best to inform parents of their rights,
responsibilities and options under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.