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January 24, 2011

January 24th Education Stakeholders Forum with Secretary Duncan

Please join Secretary Duncan as we kick off the New Year with 2011's first Education Stakeholders Forum on Monday, January 24th, 2011, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Department's LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, in Washington, DC. As with our previous forums, the meeting will take place in Barnard Auditorium.

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January 19, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Joins Treasury Secretary to Highlight Tax Credit that Can Help Families Pay For College

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will discuss initiatives the Obama Administration has undertaken to make college more affordable for all Americans, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

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January 20, 2011

Education Secretary to Encourage Partnerships that Drive Innovation in Classrooms During Aspen Institute Forum

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will encourage innovative thinkers to engage in a dialogue with educational leaders during The Aspen Institute’s Education Innovation Forum and Expo on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Walter E.

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January 19, 2011

Assistant Secretary Martin to Participate in Seminar on Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will welcome participants in a seminar on “Getting Teacher Evaluation Right” this Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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January 19, 2011

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Speak at U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Winter Meeting in D.C. Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Winter Meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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January 19, 2011

Department Official to Serve as Panelist in Discussion on Educational Productivity

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will serve as a panelist in an event titled "The Return on Education Investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity." The event marks the release of a ground-breaking report that attempts to evaluate nearly every major school district in the country.

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January 18, 2011

Assistant Secretary Posny to Address Brookings Institution Forum on Special Education

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will participate in a panel discussion on the future of special education Tuesday in a forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington. About 150 officials from administrative agencies, Capitol Hill, the private sector, universities, schools and non-profit organizations are expected.

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January 17, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Recognize Martin Luther King Day with Events in Philadelphia

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in Martin Luther King Day events Monday in Philadelphia.

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January 17, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Attend Prayer Breakfast, Participate in Service Project to Honor Dr. King's Life and Legacy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will join civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton for an annual King Day breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Madison Loews Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, Secretary Duncan will speak about Dr.

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January 15, 2011

Deputy Education Secretary to Keynote Symposium Celebrating 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology

Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9:30 a.m. The event, entitled “Innovation and Equity: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities,” will be in the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.

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