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Dear Education Stakeholder,


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach would like to provide you with advance notification of a virtual showcase featuring Pattison’s Academy by Laurie VanderPloeg, Director of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education ProgramsDeputy Secretary of Education Dr. Mitchell Zais, formerly South Carolina’s State Superintendent of Education, will also be delivering remarks.


On Monday, November 2, 2020, Director VanderPloeg will host a virtual showcase with Pattison's Academy, a year-round K-12 public charter school for children with profound disabilities, located in Charleston, SC. Director VanderPloeg will hear about the planning, preparation, and best practices the school implemented to safely reopen for students as well as the community and school model for student success. She will engage with families, teachers and community and school leaders.


Director VanderPloeg would like to invite you to view this virtual showcase. Please RSVP to Susan Falconer, Deputy Director of Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education (, if you will be able to attend virtually to receive additional information and details.


Thank you for your consideration.


Monday, November 2

1:00 p.m. EST
Virtual Showcase
Pattison’s Academy 
Charleston, SC



Office of Communications and Outreach
U.S. Department of Education

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The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.