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March 17, 2011

Director of Community Outreach to Discuss Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 35th Annual Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents

Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as one of six panelists discussing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization in Title I at the 35th Annual In-Service Conference of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents on March 17 in Oak Brook, Ill.

March 15, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet to Hold Conference Call on Education Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, March 15, at 4:05 p.m. EDT / 2:05 p.m. MDT, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the importance of reforming our education system and out-educating the competition in order to win the future.

March 16, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Discuss Equity and Excellence in Education for English Language Learners at TESOL Annual Conference in New Orleans

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), will keynote the opening plenary at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 45th annual conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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March 15, 2011

Musgrove, Harris to Open Sixth Annual OESE/OSEP Leveraging Resources Conference

Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and Carl Harris, deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), will deliver welcoming remarks at the Education Department's Sixth Annual OESE/OSEP Leveraging Resources Conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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March 15, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan To Give Welcoming Remarks at Everybody Wins! Annual Gala

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give brief opening remarks at the annual gala for Everybody Wins! at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the importance of developing reading skills and the value of mentoring students. Everybody Wins!

March 15, 2011

Education Department Assistant Secretary to Visit New Mexico as Part of Career and Technical Community Conversation Tour

Brenda Dann-Messier, the assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will continue her Career and Technical Community Conversation listening tour when she visits New Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16.

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March 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary to Provide Keynote Remarks at Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Education Dr. Alexa Posny will provide keynote remarks at the Delaware Statewide Inclusion Conference Tuesday, March 15 in Dover, Del. Posny will discuss the Department’s proposed Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization plan and how it impacts children and youth with disabilities.

March 15, 2011

U.S. Education Under Secretary to Stress Importance of Protecting Pell Grants During House Appropriations Committee Testimony

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will testify about the importance of Pell grants before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The hearing will be in front of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in room 2358-C of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 14, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Keynote National Student Transportation Conference

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will keynote the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers national conference on Monday, March 14, in Kansas City, Mo. He will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments in an effort to increase student achievement.

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