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July 03, 2011

Education Department’s Director of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships to Participate in 48th Annual Islamic Society of North America Convention

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate on a panel at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, July 3. The panel will take place at 2:15 p.m.

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July 02, 2011

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Address 63rd Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the 63rd annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA on Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m. in Harrisburg, Pa. Kanter will discuss the role of religious groups in encouraging civic engagement, academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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June 30, 2011

Invitation to a Press Call on the Next Phase of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

Reminder To RSVP By Noon ET

On Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. ET, the following senior administration officials will hold a press conference call to outline and discuss the next phase of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge:

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June 30, 2011

Press Call 2 P.M. EDT Thursday to Announce Release of Civil Rights Data Survey of 7,000 Districts, 72,000 Schools

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, will hold a press conference call with reporters at 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the release of Part I of the 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection involving 7,000 school districts and 72,000 schools.

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June 30, 2011

Federal Education Officials to Participate in 82nd Annual LULAC National Convention, Discuss Educational Opportunities for Latino Students

Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Juan Sepúlveda, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics José Rico and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will attend the 82nd annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Conference taking place Thursda

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July 01, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate to Join Panel on Sports in Schools at Aspen Ideas Festival

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in festivities and events at the Aspen Ideas Festival taking place in Aspen, Colo. Duncan will engage with progressive ideas for education reform in a panel discussion titled “Just a Game – Or More Than a Game?” where he will discuss the role of sports in schools.

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June 30, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary to Address Workforce Development Issues at Clinton Global Initiative Conference

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will discuss the role of education in workforce development at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 30. The session will be held at 2 p.m. in the Erie Room at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

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June 29, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Participate In National Rural Assembly and Host White House Rural Council Roundtable

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will discuss the Department’s rural education initiatives during two panels at the 2011 Gathering of the National Rural Assembly Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn. White also will travel to St.

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June 28, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify at Senate Hearing on DREAM Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the DREAM Act at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The hearing will be held in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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June 28, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary Yudin to Address Education Department’s Teacher Quality Annual Meeting

Michael Yudin, deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, will give remarks at the annual meeting of state directors of the department’s teacher quality program, also known as Title II, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, in Crystal City, Va.

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