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March 09, 2011

Lone Star College- University Park to Host U.S. Department of Education's Second Regional Community College Summit

Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s second regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 9. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 10 surrounding states to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges. U.S.

February 22, 2011

Youth Leaders to Join Secretary Duncan, Administration Officials, Policymakers for U.S. Education Department's First-Ever National Youth Summit

Students from high schools and middle schools across the country will travel to Washington this weekend to join administration officials and education policy leaders for the U.S. Department of Education's “Voices in Action: National Youth Summit,”taking place at Howard University on Saturday, Feb. 26.

February 17, 2011

Duncan Announces Four Community College Regional Summits Aimed at Boosting College Completion

The U.S. Education Department will convene four community college regional summits in the next two months to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today.

January 24, 2011

Education Secretary Launches United States Education Dashboard

The U.S. Department of Education today launched a new website that provides convenient and transparent access to key national and state education data, highlighting the progress being made across the country in every level of the education system and encouraging communities to engage in a conversation about their schools.

January 20, 2011

U.S. Labor and Education Departments Encourage Applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a solicitation for grant applications under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. The Labor Department will award approximately $500 million this year through the program and a total of $2 billion over the next four years.

December 13, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces New Board Members for Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced 13 new National Board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), a unit within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.

November 30, 2010

Start, to Finish: Deputy Secretary Tony Miller's Remarks at the Federal Student Aid Conference

My thanks to Bill Taggart and Eduardo Ochoa , who just detailed the tremendous record of the past year in providing student aid and highlighted some of our plans and thinking for next year.

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