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March 23, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Highlight Education as a National Security Issue During Trip to San Diego

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit San Diego on Wednesday, March 23, as part of a two-day trip to California that will focus on the urgent need to fix No Child Left Behind. The trip is a continuation of Duncan’s ongoing conversations with local educators, community leaders and government officials throughout the nation on the best ways to improve education.

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March 29, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Give Presentation on Obama Administration's Higher Education Plans and Proposals at Google Headquarters

Hal Plotkin, senior policy advisor to the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, will visit Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, March 29 to talk to employees and "friends of Google" about the Administration's higher education plans, policies, and proposals.

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March 22, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Math and Science Partnerships Conference in San Francisco

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Carl Harris will participate in the Department’s 2011 Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) Conference on Tuesday, March 22, in San Francisco. He will provide an overview of the School Improvement Grants for MSP grantees and offer information on possible ways grantees can support school turnaround work.

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March 22, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Call for Fixing No Child Left Behind During Trip to Los Angeles

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 22, as part of a two-day trip to California to highlight the urgent need to fix No Child Left Behind and to engage in conversations with parents, students and teachers about reforming education.

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March 21, 2011

Secretary Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Participate in Summit on "Building a Grad Nation"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give the welcoming keynote speech at the first annual "Building a Grad Nation Summit" on Monday, March 21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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March 21, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Collaborative Efforts to Improve Student Achievement

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will participate in a panel discussion on Monday, March 21, at the 2011 AdvancED International Summit in Chicago, Ill.

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March 21, 2011

Education Department Assistant Secretary to Address Community College Student Leaders During Keynote

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will deliver the keynote address at the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) National Student Advocacy Conference at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 21. The event will be at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

March 21, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address American Association of State Colleges and Universities Conference

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights will discuss guidance that her office issued last October on the topic of bullying prevention in education.

March 18, 2011

U.S. Education Officials to Participate on Panels at WNET's 'Celebration of Teaching and Learning' Conference

The U.S. Department of Education's Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss and Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will participate on panels at WNET's "Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference" Friday and Saturday in New York.

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March 17, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Hold Press Conference Call to Discuss NCAA Graduation Rates

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call at noon EDT Thursday, March 17, to discuss the latest NCAA graduation rates, including those of teams participating in men’s basketball postseason play.

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