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November 15, 2010

UW-Madison Grad, Current U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Alexa Posny to Participate in Rededication Ceremonies

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who received a master's and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will participate in rededication ceremonies for the university's Education Building Monday in Madison. She will also be honored with the School of Education's Distinguished Alumni Award.

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November 15, 2010

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Give Keynote Remarks at the National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education

Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give keynote remarks at the 4th Annual National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education Monday, Nov. 15 in Warwick, R.I. At noon, Dann-Messier will talk about the Administration's adult basic education and literacy efforts, and at 4:30 p.m.

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November 15, 2010

Assistant Secretary of Education Thelma Melendez to Honor National Blue Ribbon Schools on First Day of Award Ceremony Activities

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Thelma Melendez will give the keynote address on the first of two days of activities honoring the nation's 314 Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010 on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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November 14, 2010

Education Assistant Secretary to Moderate Panel on Increasing College Success

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will moderate a panel at the 123rd annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. CT, in Dallas, Tex.

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November 15, 2010

Education Department Senior Official to Speak at Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference

Jose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be among the senior officials discussing access to education during the Office of Migrant Education 2010 Annual Conference. The event, which will run Nov. 15-17, will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.

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November 15, 2010

U.S. Department of Education, FDIC and NCUA Announce Partnership to Promote Sound Money Management and Savings Programs Among Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila C. Bair and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz will visit T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, to announce a partnership agreement to promote financial education and access, and asset building among students and families.

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November 12, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Visit Schools in Miami Dade County

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit three high schools in Miami, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 12, to meet with students and school leaders. Each high school received a School Improvement Grant (SIG) and is undergoing school turnaround.

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November 12, 2010

U.S. Education Official to Address Corpus Christi Vocational Rehabilitation Conference

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration, will address the Texas RehabACTion Network-sponsored Annual Employer Symposium entitled, "Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities," Friday at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

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November 11, 2010

Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs to Address Hampton University's Executive Leadership Summit

John Wilson, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, will address college presidents, chancellors, deans and other higher education executives participating in Hampton University’s 10th annual Executive Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1:50 p.m.

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