U.S. Department of Education Official to Keynote Annual Conference For the Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children
Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP), will give the keynote address at the annual Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Natchez, Miss. Musgrove will discuss OSEP's current activities and provide insight into the resources and support that OSEP and its grantees can provide to the field.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will underscore the need for major overhaul of career and technical education at the release of a report from the Pathways to Prosperity Project, which is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Duncan will address roughly 100 education leaders during his remarks at the release event today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 10:40 a.m.
U.S. Education Department Officials to Host Listening Session with Tribal College & University Presidents
White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities Director Maggie George will join U.S. Education Department officials in hosting a special Listening Session for Tribal Colleges and Universities from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.
Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Deliver Remarks at National Cradle to Career Network Conference
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will deliver remarks at the National Cradle to Career Network Conference at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s event, which launches the National Cradle to Career Network, is The New Normal.
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver opening remarks at the National Title I Conference at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 in Tampa, Fla.
U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan and Film Producer Spike Lee to Call on Morehouse Students to Pursue Teaching Careers
New Initiative to Recruit 80,000 African American Male Teachers by 2015
Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will discuss the need for coordinated teacher recruitment, preparation and evaluation across general and special education programs as part of remarks to the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) Friday at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Senior Education Official to Highlight Technology-Powered Learning at Workforce Development Institute
Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will discuss technological advances in learning during the 18th annual Workforce Development Institute in Newport Beach, Calif. Chong will address the general session on Friday, Jan. 28, from 8-9 a.m. in the Plaza Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage reporters from rural communities and education writers who cover rural schools in a conversation about the importance of fixing the federal mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act that do not work for rural schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in a national press call on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-noon.