Kevin Jennings’ Meager Role In Today’s White House Bullying Conference


With today’s White House Conference on Bullying Prevention kicking off in the East Room this morning, we’re no longer wondering where, oh where, was Kevin Jennings in all this? The safe school czar’s name was conspicuously absent from the agenda released by the White House this week. But now it turns out, Jennings will be part of the conference. Via conference call.

12:30 PM ET: Education Secretary to Discuss White House Conference on Bullying Prevention during National Press Call

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention during a national press call at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 10. On the call, Duncan will be joined by Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS). OSDFS has led many of the Administration’s initiatives to help schools create healthy learning environments through its Safe and Supportive School grants program. The office has also initiated several discussions about the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance and the critical need to pursue prevention methods and programs to help protect students. Members of the media who want to join the call should dial 800-230-1074 and ask to join the “White House call.” No passcode is necessary.

Then dial the easy-to-remember code #7837720048280-482894828840ahjd^^^^3203 to be connected to Jennings, who the administration continues to make widely available.