- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Culturally based teaching — 9:30 a.m. - - The Campaign for High School Equity, a coalition of national civil rights groups addressing education quality and equality, holds a policy briefing, “Culturally Based Teaching: A Model for Student Success.” Participants include Sheryl Denbo, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Equity Center; Willard Sakiestewa Gilbert, president, National Indian Education Association; Rushern Baker III, executive director, Community Teachers Institute; and Luis A. Vazquez, associate graduate school dean, New Mexico State University College of Education. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430. Contact: Laura Rodriguez, 202/331-4323.

Health care —8 a.m.- - The National Journal hosts a breakfast discussion on the health care policy differences between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. Participants include Dan Crippen, McCain health policy adviser; Karen Ignagni, CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans; and Kavita Patel, Obama campaign representative. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. Contact: Christina Cawley, 202/266-7329.

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