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February 11, 2011

4:30 PM EST Today: Duncan, Psaki to Hold Conference Call on President Obama's Upcoming Events

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Friday, February 11 at 4:30 PM EST, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Deputy Director of Communications Jen Psaki will hold a conference call with reporters to preview President Obama’s upcoming events for next week, and to discuss the importance of out-educating our competitors to win the future.

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February 14, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) 2011 Capacity-Building Workshop in Orlando

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, and Greg Darnieder, special assistant and senior advisor on the college access initiative, will address the NCCEP 2011 Capacity-Building Workshop in Orlando, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday February 14 and 15 at 8:15 a.m., respectively.

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February 14, 2011

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan Monday on Administration's Budget Request for Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters on the administration's FY 2012 budget proposal for education at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.

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February 14, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Educating Students with Disabilities at Disability Policy Seminar

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education, will participate on a panel at the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday, Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C.

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February 14, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Opening Remarks at School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Bullying Conference in Orlando, Florida

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will highlight the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments at the first annual School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Conference on Bullying. He also will discuss the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance.

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February 14, 2011

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address National Summit on Transformative Change in Teacher Preparation

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will address the National Summit on Transformative Change in Teacher Preparation at 9:45 a.m. PST on Monday, February 14, at the National Academy of Sciences West Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. She will discuss the need for innovation and reform in teacher preparation programs and discuss the Administration’s teacher education initiatives.

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February 12, 2011

Secretary of Education to Champion Teach for America's Work During 20th Anniversary Summit

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the work Teach for America has done to narrow the achievement gap during his keynote address at the organization’s 20th Anniversary Summit on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4:45 p.m. The event, which is expected to draw thousands of teachers, education leaders and officials, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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February 10, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Alternative Education Association's Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

Greg Darnieder, special assistant and senior advisor to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the College Access Initiative, and Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will participate in the National Alternative Education Association’s (NAEA) annual conference Thursday-Friday, February 10-11, in Nashville, Tenn.

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February 10, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Partipate in Panel Discussions on Public Health and Community Safety, and Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will participate in two panel discussions on Thursday, Feb. 10.

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February 10, 2011

'National Conversations' on English Learner Education to Begin Thursday in Dallas, Chicago

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced a series of "National Conversations on English Learner Education" designed to learn what's working and what needs improvement in the instruction of students with limited English skills. Senior U.S. education officials will be on hand for interactive meetings in six cities, beginning Thursday and Friday in Dallas and Chicago.

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