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January 26, 2011

Education Secretary Invites Rural Journalists to Discuss Reauthorization of ESEA

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage reporters from rural communities and education writers who cover rural schools in a conversation about the importance of fixing the federal mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act that do not work for rural schools.

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January 26, 2011

Education Secretary and Bipartisan Senate Leadership Call for Fixing No Child Left Behind

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in a national press call on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-noon.

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January 27, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Give Keynote at Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of improving America's schools at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. His keynote address will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Kirkwood Adams Community Center.

January 26, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Open Exhibit of Art Works from D.C. Public Schools Students

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will open an exhibit of D.C. Public Schools student art works on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. with remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Department’s Barnard Auditorium. The exhibit will display artworks created by K–6th-grade students from 10 D.C. public schools.

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January 25, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary White Joins Discussion on Improving Rural Education in Tennessee

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in today's event, "From urban models to rural solutions: a series of conversations," hosted by Sewanee: The University of the South. White will be joined by Marguerite W. Kondracke, CEO and president of America's Promise Alliance.

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January 26, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Discuss Equity, Diversity at Arlington, Va., Conference

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address the Equity and Diversity Summit hosted by the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center at Edvantia (ARCC) at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Hyatt Arlington Hotel in Arlington, Va.

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January 26, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Participate in Homeless Count in Durham, North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA, Durham— Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will join Urban Ministries of Durham for its annual count of homeless residents in Durham on Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, the date of the national “Point-in-Time” homeless count.

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January 25, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Join First Lady, Others at 2011 National Mentoring Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, "Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring," hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MENTOR and the Harvard Mentoring Project on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

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January 25, 2011

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Address Role of Accreditation During CHEA Annual Conference

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will provide the opening plenary remarks at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) annual conference on Jan. 25 at 9:15 a.m. The event will take place at the Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C.

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January 24, 2011

Officials to Discuss Initiatives to Spur Education Innovation at National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Learning Network Conference

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate on a panel at the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

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