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June 20, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Honor 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars During Medallion Ceremony

High school seniors from across the nation will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments in academics and the arts in Washington, D.C., June 18-21. Highlights of the activities on Monday include a Medallion Ceremony with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at 3:30 p.m.

June 20, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education to Deliver Remarks at 20th Anniversary Conference of the European Access Network in Amsterdam

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver remarks at the European Access Network (EAN)'s 20th anniversary conference in Amsterdam on Monday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. She is delivering the 10th Maggie Woodrow Memorial Lecture, named after the founder of EAN who served as its executive director for 10 years.

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June 18, 2011

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Discuss Latino Degree Completion at El Valor Conference

Jose Rico, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will highlight the issues behind Latino degree completion and discuss the Obama Administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education during the El Valor Conference on Saturday, June 18 in Oak Lawn, Ill.

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June 16, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address American Association of University Women

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate on a panel discussion on equity for women and girls, as part of the 2011 American Association of University Women National Convention Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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June 16, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year Burt Grossman to Hold TEACH Town Hall Forum with Students at Banneker High School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note that Burt Grossman is the 2011 NFL Teacher of the Year

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June 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Commencement Address at the Graduation Ceremony for D.C. High-School Graduates in Project SEARCH

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for D.C. high-school students who have participated in Project Search, a program that gives high-school seniors with disabilities the opportunity to learn real world skills through local employment opportunities in federal government agencies.

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June 15, 2011

Education Department's Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to Participate in 2011 Capitol Hill Summit of Faith-Based Leaders

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate on a panel at the 2011 Capitol Hill Summit of Faith-based Leaders, an all-day event being convened by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wed., June 15. The panel will take place at 11:15 a.m.

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June 14, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Discuss Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Act at Center for American Progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., for a panel discussion titled “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? The Stakes for Reauthorizing ESEA,” on Tuesday, June 14 at the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, D.C.

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June 13, 2011

On Press Call, Education Secretary to Discuss Plan to Provide Regulatory Flexibility for No Child Left Behind

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will talk to national and regional reporters at 2:30 p.m. EDT today, Monday, June 13, to discuss the Obama Administration's plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB) if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill by the fall in order to help support reform efforts at the state and local level.

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