September 16, 2011Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Education Secretary Duncan among Senior Leaders to Address Conference Commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week
Several senior officials, including White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ two-day national conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.
September 16, 2011U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in STEM Symposium and Exhibition at Drexel University in Philadelphia
Michael Lach, special assistant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, will participate in the upcoming symposium and exhibition “Smart Schools: Lessons Learned from Schools Successful in STEM” on Monday, Sept. 19, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He will highlight the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote STEM education nationwide.
September 15, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative on Monday, Sept. 19 at the White House. The National Teachers Initiative celebrates the brilliant and courageous work of public school teachers across the country. Additional participants expected to attend include U.S. Rep.
September 14, 2011Rehabilitation Services Commissioner to Address Portland Conference on Employment of People with Hearing Disabilities
Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will deliver the keynote address at the Oregon Association for the Deaf's Northwest Training Forum on employment for people with hearing disabilities Thursday in Portland, Ore.
September 14, 2011U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Deliver Remarks at the MacArthur Foundation's 4th Annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, Thursday in DC
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the launch of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's 4th Annual Digital Media and Learning Competition on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the important role technology can play in life-long learning.
September 13, 2011Department of Education Opens Student Art Exhibits of 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners and Hawaii Schools
The U.S. Department of Education will host the opening of two exhibits with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Department’s Barnard Auditorium at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., in Washington, D.C. The event features nearly 100 two- and three-dimensional visual works and film and animation, along with several dozen writing pieces.
September 13, 2011White House Launches “Digital Promise” Initiative: Key Effort by Leaders in Industry and Universities to Spur Breakthrough Learning Technologies
The White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help launch “Digital Promise” on Friday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 10 a.m. “Digital Promise” is a new national center created by Congress to advance breakthrough technologies that can help transform teaching and learning.
September 13, 2011On-the-Record Conference Call with Josh Earnest and Secretary Duncan to Discuss the President’s Visit to Columbus, Ohio
WASHINGTON – Today at 5:45 PM ET, Josh Earnest and Secretary Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the President’s visit tomorrow to the Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, Ohio to highlight his American Jobs Act proposal to put workers back on the job by rebuilding and modernizing schools across the country.
September 12, 2011Education Department Senior Official to Discuss FY 2009 Cohort Default Rate on National Press Call Today
U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal will host a press call today at 12:30 p.m. ET to discuss the official FY 2009 2-year cohort default rate, which has risen to 8.8 percent, up from 7.0 percent in FY 2008. He will also discuss steps the Department has taken to help students manage their debt and ensure that taxpayer funds are being used well.
September 12, 2011U.S Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to Hold Technical Assistance Workshop on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have invited states representatives to a technical assistance workshop on the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.