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June 27, 2011

Office of Educational Technology to Participate at ISTE Conference in Philadelphia

The Education Department's Office of Educational Technology (OET) will host booth #3212 and make several presentations at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia June 25-July1.

June 27, 2011

Ahead of Tuesday's Senate Hearing, Education Secretary Duncan, Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Leading Military Expert Endorse DREAM Act on National Press Call

On Monday, June 27, the day before the first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Margaret Stock, a former professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will be holding a press conference call to endorse the DREAM Act. The call will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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June 24, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director, Deputy Director to Participate in San Antonio Conference

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Deputy Director José Rico will discuss the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education on Friday, June 24 in San Antonio.

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June 24, 2011

Deputy Education Secretary to Engage in Conversation about Philanthropy in Education

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Tony Miller, will address education experts, school officials and philanthropic leaders during the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ symposium, “Philanthropy and Public Education,” at noon on Friday, June 24. The event will be held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

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June 23, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss School Improvement Efforts at Middle Schools Across the Country

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address hundreds of educators and school officials during his keynote address at the National Forum’s Annual Schools to Watch Conference at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The conference will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va

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June 22, 2011

U.S. Education Official Carl Harris to Participate in North Carolina New Schools Project Tomorrow in Durham

Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary for policy and state technical assistance for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the Department’s work to ensure that every student is provided with a high quality education at the North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) Summer Institute tomorrow in Durham, N.C.

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June 22, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Give Remarks at National Charter School Conference in Atlanta

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks, via live uplink, at the National Charter School Conference in Atlanta. He will discuss the important role of charter schools in education reform at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. Nia Phillips, chief of staff in the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion later that afternoon at 3:45 p.m.

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June 24, 2011

White House Hispanic Education Initiative Director and Deputy Director to Participate in San Antonio Conference

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Deputy Director Jose Rico will discuss the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education on Friday, June 24 in San Antonio.

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June 22, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and U.S. Labor Secretary Solis to Give Remarks at National Conference of Black Mayors Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, will keynote the National Conference of Black Mayors Legislative Policy Summit at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C.

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June 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss the Need for Innovation in the Development of Learning Products at Games for Change Annual Festival

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will discuss the need for the learning sciences to play a more substantial role in the development of learning products and the need for both a new infrastructure for learning and learning technology at the Games for Change eighth annual festival in New York City on Tuesday, June 21.

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