January 25, 2012
John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will speak to key 4-H leaders from throughout the nation about opportunities for collaboration on Thursday, Jan. 26, during the National 4-H Council’s Health Rocks! Healthy Living Sustainability Symposium.
January 25, 2012Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa to Participate in Panel Discussions at 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will serve as a panelist at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The meeting's theme is Shared Futures/Difficult Choices: Reclaiming a Democratic Vision for College Learning, Global Engagement and Success.
January 24, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will meet with students in Tallahassee and the Miami area on Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the Administration’s work to both make college more affordable and strengthen postsecondary education so students are able to find good jobs after graduation.
January 24, 2012Secretary Duncan to Join White House Officials in Live Panel Discussion of President's State of the Union Address
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join several White House officials tonight in a live, interactive panel discussion following the President’s State of the Union address. Duncan will join the panel during the latter half of the discussion and highlight the Administration’s efforts to rebuild the economy through strengthening education.
January 20, 2012U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission to Hold Sixth Meeting Monday in D.C.
The U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission will hold its sixth meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. The agenda will include a general update on the progress since the last meeting, discussion of particular language for certain portions of the report and reaching consensus on particular recommendations.
January 20, 2012Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin to Give Keynote Remarks at National Title I Conference in Seattle
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will deliver remarks during the National Title I Conference on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Seattle, Wash. During his remarks, Yudin will discuss the Department’s efforts to grant states more flexibility in dealing with the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
January 19, 2012U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Host Town Halls in Minneapolis Area on College Affordability and Education Reform
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will travel to the Minneapolis area on Friday, Jan. 20, to host two town halls: one focusing on higher education, specifically FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—and college affordability; and the other on creating a world-class cradle to college and career education system. Media availabilities will follow both events.
January 19, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan welcomes the new 2011-12 FFA National Officers to the U.S. Department of Education headquarters today at 4 p.m. ET. Duncan will congratulate the student officers, thank them for their leadership, and discuss the administration’s support for agriculture education, and career and technical education.
January 19, 2012Listen Live Online Today: Vice President Biden, Deputy Education Secretary Miller to Talk with High School Students about College Affordability
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will travel to Reno, Nev., today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Nevada and across the country.
January 18, 2012Secretary Duncan, Obama Administration Officials to Discuss Commitment to Open Government, Transparent Data
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, at the first TechAmerica Foundation Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) Agenda Commission meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.