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May 12, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to Join Sen. Kay Hagan as she Introduces New School Turnaround Bill in D.C.

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will join Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) at the Center for American Progress, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, where Hagan will introduce new legislation for turning around low-performing schools. During a panel discussion on education reform Hagan will outline her School Turnaround And Rewards (STAR) Act.

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May 12, 2011

Education Department to Host Roundtable Discussion in Nashville on Teacher Preparation and College Completion

The U.S. Education Department will hold a roundtable discussion in Nashville with teachers, families, students, college access professionals, practitioners, and other members of the public to inform federal policy in the areas of teacher preparation and college completion. The discussion will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. CDT, at Tennessee State University.

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May 12, 2011

U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary to Join Rep. Danny K. Davis for Anti-Bullying Briefing

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, will speak at The Safety and Well-being of Our Children, an anti-bullying briefing hosted by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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May 12, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Minority Student Achievement Symposium

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the Fourth Annual Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium-College Board District Leadership Symposium Thursday at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel in Philadelphia.

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May 11, 2011

Senior Department Official to Serve on "Educating Ourselves: Trends and Opportunities in Higher Education" Panel

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will participate on a panel entitled “Trends and Opportunities in Higher Education” at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Hosted by U.S.

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May 11, 2011

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to give Keynote Remarks at the 2011 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier will give keynote remarks at the 2011 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors on Wednesday, May 11 at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va. The three-day conference presents training opportunities for state directors and other state personnel who work on programs funded by the Adult Education and Literacy Act.

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May 10, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Host Music Celebration Event Along With National Music Education Advocates

Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary of communications and outreach, and Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will join former U.S.

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May 07, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Deliver Commencement Address for Fayetteville State University

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will deliver the commencement address to some 500 graduates during Fayetteville State University’s commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

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May 09, 2011

National Conversations on English Learner Education to be held in New York City, Charlotte

The last in a series of National Conversations on English Learner Education will be hosted by senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education on Monday and Tuesday in New York City and Charlotte, N.C. Rosalinda B.

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May 07, 2011

U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission to Host Town Hall Addressing School Resources and Opportunities in Kansas City, Kansas

The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will host a town hall from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 7 in Kansas City, Kan. to discuss school resources and how they affect educational opportunity. The meeting will feature Alberto Retana, director of community outreach for the U.S.

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