February 6, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of Teach for America Week. He will discuss the importance of hard work and a good education, and the need for quality teachers, especially African Americans, to join those already in the classrooms.
February 3, 2012Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan
Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.
February 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, February 6, Vice President Biden and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida to discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need so that we have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.
February 1, 2012Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Give Opening Remarks at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship Meeting
Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give opening remarks at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) meeting Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building. Dann-Messier will discuss how the U.S.
January 31, 2012Education Secretary, FCC Chairman to Headline Digital Learning Day Town Hall; 20,000 Students, Teachers Expected Online
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will participate Wednesday in the first national Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology.
January 30, 2012
U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will join U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and a student representative at the University of Maryland in Baltimore at 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a panel discussion with students on college affordability.
January 30, 2012Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Celebrate Launch of Teach Plus D.C. and Inaugural Class of Teaching Policy Fellows
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the event launching Teach Plus in Washington, D.C. at 5:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Washington, D.C. The launch event will also introduce the first cohort of the D.C. program’s Teaching Policy Fellows – 25 high performing teachers from D.C. public and charter schools.
January 27, 2012Senior Administration Officials Host Conference Call to Discuss the President's Proposals to Make College More Affordable
Washington, DC TODAY, 3:00PM, Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the Administration's proposals to keep college affordable and within reach for all Americans.
January 27, 2012Education Secretary Duncan to Address the Department's College Completion Symposium: "Evidence-Action-Innovation"
The U.S. Department of Education is convening a one-day symposium on college completion on Monday, Jan. 30, for 50 of the nation’s leading researchers, policy experts, and practitioners from 30 postsecondary institutions to identify evidence-based best practices that work to increase college completion.
January 26, 2012
Joanne Weiss, chief of staff for Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at the Kids in Common Annual Children’s Summit on Friday, Jan. 27. Weiss will speak at 12:30 p.m. in a session titled “Changing the Odds Through Education.”