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March 17, 2011

Director of Community Outreach to Discuss Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 35th Annual Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents

Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as one of six panelists discussing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization in Title I at the 35th Annual In-Service Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents on March 17 in Oak Brook, Ill.

March 14, 2011

Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia

Two years ago, I came to Washington with one goal-- to give every single child in America the very best education possible.

While I was optimistic about what we could accomplish, I never imagined we would be where we are today.

Over the last two years, we have seen more change in our education system than we've seen over the past two decades.

March 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Provide Keynote Remarks at Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Education Dr. Alexa Posny will provide keynote remarks at the Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference Tuesday, March 15 in Dover, Del. Posny will discuss the Department’s proposed Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization plan and how it impacts children and youth with disabilities.

March 09, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss Fixing No Child Left Behind with House Education and Workforce Committee

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the need to fix No Child Left Behind during his testimony before the full House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The hearing, “The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education,” will be held in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

January 28, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny to Address Higher Education Consortium for Special Education

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will discuss the need for coordinated teacher recruitment, preparation and evaluation across general and special education programs as part of remarks to the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) Friday at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

How Our Blueprint Supports Teachers

As I've mentioned before, one of the perks of this job is that I get to meet with teachers from all across the country. I've met with many teachers who are supportive of this Administration's proposals. But I've also heard from teachers who question how this Administration’s proposals will actually help them in their day-to-day roles. I want to address these teachers with this post today, because I truly believe our Blueprint for Reform is built to support teachers as they develop and strengthen their craft.

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July 14, 2010

Equity and Education Reform: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Good morning. And thank you.

President Obama often says that the story of the civil rights movement was written in the classroom -- and for some time now, I have been saying that education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

July 14, 2010

Duncan Calls for Greater Community Input in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools in Remarks To NAACP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Parent and community input and engagement will be a required step as school districts implement models to reform and improve low-performing schools, according to the Obama administration's plans for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

March 15, 2010

Obama Administration's Education Reform Plan Emphasizes Flexibility, Resources and Accountability for Results

The Obama administration's blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) will support state and local efforts to help ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and a career.

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