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May 03, 2011

Assistant Education Secretary Dann-Messier to Promote Career and Technical Education Pathways during Visit to Washington State

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Seattle, Wash., on Tuesday, May 3, to participate in several community and technical education events. At 9:15 a.m. PDT, Dann-Messier will address the National Conference on Integrated Basic Skills Pathways at the Westin Seattle.

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May 02, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Join Roundtable Discussion with Sen. Kay Hagan and Congressman David Price in North Carolina

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) for a discussion focused on turning around low-performing schools during a visit to Durham, N.C., on Monday, May 2.

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May 02, 2011

Charlotte Mecklenburg Student Art to Showcase at U.S. Department of Education Starting Monday

The U.S. Department of Education will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the exhibit of student art work from North Carolina’s Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011. The exhibit will include 70 K-12 students’ works of art, and the opening will showcase performances by Myers Park Camerata’s High School String Ensemble and Bradley Middle School Dance Corp.

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May 03, 2011

Senior Education Official to Serve on Panel at Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility Symposium

Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Excellence in Education for Hispanic Americans, will participate on the panel “Building the Pipeline” during the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s annual symposium in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 3, at 9:15 a.m.

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May 02, 2011

Department Official to Discuss Digital Innovation in Education as Panelist During Education Week's 2011 Leadership Forum

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will be a featured panelist at the Spring 2011 Education Week Leadership Forum on Monday, May 2 in New York. Shelton will be joined by education leaders from across the country to discuss the role of digital innovation in education.

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May 02, 2011

HBCU Executive Director John Wilson to Give Keynote Address at National Conference of U.S. Distance Learning Association

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), will give the opening keynote address at the annual national conference of the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) on Monday, May, 2 in St. Louis, Mo.

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April 29, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan and Nebraska Governor Heineman to hold Media Availability in Lincoln on Friday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will hold a closed meeting with Nebraska’s P-16 committee and other local officials at the Governor’s Residence to discuss federal and local education initiatives. Following the meeting, Duncan and Heineman will hold a media availability outside the Governor’s Residence.

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April 29, 2011

Equity and Excellence Commission to Host Town Hall Addressing School Resources and Opportunities in Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will host a town hall Friday evening in Philadelphia to discuss school resources and how they affect educational opportunity.

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April 28, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White to visit Nebraska Schools and the National Rural Education Research Center

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will visit two rural Nebraska schools that were awarded School Improvement Grants (SIG) and the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week. On Thursday, White will visit Winnebago High School at 8 a.m.

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April 28, 2011

Education Department’s Director of the Office of Educational Technology to Give Keynote Address at 2011 Sandbox Summit at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will give the keynote address at the second annual SandBox Summit on Thursday, April 28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)* in Cambridge, Mass.

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