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March 31, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion at Georgetown University on Importance of Character Development in Student Achievement

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in an education forum addressing character development and its impact on student achievement. The forum, hosted by the Chavez Schools and Georgetown University, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Georgetown University.

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March 31, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Discuss College Choice and Future of Higher Education at Forum Hosted by Arizona State University

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the opening address and highlight the Administration’s efforts to boost college attainment and completion at an event focusing on the future of higher education. Arizona State University is hosting the forum, titled “College Choice and the Global Race to Out-Innovate, Out-Perform and Out-Build,” at 9 a.m.

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March 31, 2011

Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Address Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions During Keynote

Juan Sepulveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver the keynote address at the Inland Empire Economic Partnership’s 2011 Inaugural Inland Empire Quality of Life Summit in San Bernardino, Calif. Sepulveda’s remarks will be at 12:30 p.m.

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March 31, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Address at Community of Practice Delaware Transition Conference

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will give the keynote address at the Community of Practice Delaware Transition Conference on Thursday, March 31 in Dover, Del. Ruttledge will discuss the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ current goals and how those goals connect with the Department’s priorities.

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March 31, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Participate in United Way Worldwide's National Education Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will take part in United Way Worldwide’s National Education Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, at Trinity Washington University. The two will be interviewed by the event moderator, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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March 31, 2011

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to Present Remarks at the National School Social Work Conference

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Dr. Alexa Posny will present remarks at the 14th National School Social Work Conference at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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April 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation

The U.S. Department of Education will convene a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

March 29, 2011

U.S. Education Officials to Address 'Equal Access to Quality Education' Conference in New Orleans

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver the keynote address at the "Equal Access to Quality Education" conference Tuesday in New Orleans. The two-day forum will aim to promote access to quality education for all students. During her remarks, Ali will discuss why education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

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March 29, 2011

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Give Keynote Remarks at Job Creation and Economic Development Summit at Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne, N.C.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will give keynote remarks at a Job Creation and Economic Development Summit on Tuesday, March 29 at Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne, N.C.

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March 29, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education to Give Remarks on International Education at the College of William and Mary

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will address the College of William & Mary at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, at the school’s Department of Education. Ochoa’s remarks will focus on the role of higher education as a catalyst for public diplomacy and fostering global partnerships.

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