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March 02, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Testify on Employment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will testify on the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 430 Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C.

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March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Discusses Education Reform with Moderate Senate Democrats

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a press conference with U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and other moderate Democrats at 9:15 a.m. on March 2 to outline specific goals for education reform. In addition to Sens.

March 02, 2011

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will Join the First Lady, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, Celebrities and the Cat In The Hat to Read Across America

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join First Lady Michelle Obama, National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel and celebrities to read to hundreds of elementary school students at the NEA’s 14th annual Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the Library of Congress.

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March 01, 2011

U.S. Education Officials to Host Listening Session with Tribal College, University Representatives

Under Secretary Martha Kanter and William Mendoza, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, will lead a delegation of U.S. education officials in hosting a special Listening Session for Tribal Colleges and Universities Tuesday at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont.

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March 01, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify Before Senate Budget Committee About FY2012 Budget Proposal

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the Senate Budget Committee about the Department’s Fiscal Year 2012 request on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. in Dirksen Senate Office Building room SD-608. Duncan’s testimony will highlight the critical importance of continued investment in education as well as the tough choices the Department has made to be fiscally responsible.

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February 28, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Forum on Meeting the Economic needs of the African American Community

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, on Capitol Hill. The topic of the forum is “Investing in Communities of Color.” Secretary Duncan’s panel will address meeting the economic needs of the African American Community.

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February 28, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Mayor Johnson's 'State of Schools' Education Forum in Sacramento

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum Monday at Sacramento's historic Guild Theater.

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February 26, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Address Education Panel at National Governors Association Winter Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the "Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee" panel at the National Governors Association's (NGA) Winter Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 26. Duncan will highlight the administration's plan to reauthorize No Child Left Behind and discuss the role governors play in generating education reform.

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February 26, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference in San Francisco

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will give remarks on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Conference in San Francisco.

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February 27, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Senior Department Officials to Participate in Inaugural Gathering of the Funders Network-Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Melendez, Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton, and Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will participate in the inaugural gathering of the Funders Network – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Feb.

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