October 27, 2011
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will participate in a panel discussion at the 55th annual fall conference of the Council of the Great City Schools today in Boston. She will discuss recent OCR initiatives to promote equity in education, especially related to English language learner students.
October 25, 2011On-the-Record Conference Call -- We Can’t Wait: Arne Duncan and Melody Barnes to Host a Conference Call to Announce Administration Action to Lower Monthly Student Loan Payments
WASHINGTON, DC – TODAY at 4:40PM EDT, the White House will host an on the record conference call with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes to discuss the Obama Administration’s announcement to lower monthly student loan payments.
October 25, 2011U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Fifth Meeting Wednesday in D.C.
The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its fifth meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Established Feb. 2 by the Education Department, the commission is tasked with examining the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and will recommend ways school finance can be improved to increase equity and help close the achievement gap.
October 24, 2011U.S. Education Secretary to Visit North Carolina, Hold Town Hall with Students at Wake Tech Community College
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 25. He will hold a town hall at 1 p.m. with students at Wake Tech Community College. The town hall is an opportunity for Duncan to talk with students about the administration’s dual commitments—investing in education to secure the future and reducing spending while increasing efficiency.
October 24, 2011
Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will participate in a panel discussion at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the 2011 Expanded Learning Convening in Boston.
October 21, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) luncheon at noon Monday, Oct. 24, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the important role that CFC plays in these tough economic times and the need to give now more than ever. This year, the CFC named Duncan its honorary chair.
October 20, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will recognize the exceptional leadership of principals from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principals Program Banquet on Friday evening.
October 19, 2011U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Morton School of Excellence in Chicago, Discuss Importance of Afterschool Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Chicago’s Morton School of Excellence and observe its various afterschool programs as part of the Afterschool Alliance’s 12th annual “Lights On Afterschool” initiative taking place around the country on Thursday, Oct. 20.
October 19, 2011Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education to Give Keynote Remarks at North Dakota Education Association’s Instructional Conference in Bismarck
Jo Anderson, senior advisor to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will give keynote remarks at the North Dakota Education Association’s (NDEA) Instructional conference on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Bismarck, N.D.
October 18, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was named by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as its honorary chair this year. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the LBJ plaza, he will kick off the Department’s 2011 campaign. The kickoff event will begin at 11:30 a.m., and Duncan is expected to join at 11:45 a.m.