December 8, 2010Secretary Duncan, Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Klein to Join in Announcing Modernization of GED Tests
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates with new location. (Alternative Education Complex, 500 8th Ave. [10th floor], New York)
December 7, 2010U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will deliver keynote remarks at the Secondary Literacy Summit X, “Adolescent Literacy: Equity and Opportunity for All,” in Costa Mesa, Ca. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Dr.
December 7, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the CIA Foreign Language Summit Wednesday at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College in Hyattsville, Md. More than 300 foreign language educators are expected.
December 7, 2010Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Engage in Discussion of College Readiness Strategies during Keynote Remarks
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver keynote remarks at a college readiness conference on Wednesday, Dec. 8, entitled, “Building Better Students: Preparation for Life after High School.” The event is co-sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), College Board and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
December 6, 2010Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Keynote Remarks at "Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support" Conference
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will give keynote remarks at the “Strengthening Connections: Weaving a Network of Support” conference on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg, Va.
December 6, 2010Education Secretary to Participate in Discussion About Common Attributes of High-Performing School Systems Worldwide
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage in a conversation with several leaders in education during the presentation of the McKinsey Global Education Study on School System Transformation on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at noon. The conversation will focus on the implications in the report for American schools and ideas for attaining greater success in classrooms across the nation.
December 6, 2010U.S. Secretary of Education to Discuss Student Progress During Presentation of International Assessment Results
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join officials from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in presenting the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a comprehensive study that compares student performance internationally, at the Newseum on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
December 3, 2010Department Senior Official to Discuss National Educational Technology Plan at TIES 2010 Education Technology Conference in Minneapolis
The U.S. Department of Education's Karen Cator will discuss the National Educational Technology Plan and how technology is shaping the future of education in America during the TIES 2010 Education Technology conference in Minneapolis on Monday, Dec. 6 at 2:15 p.m.
December 2, 2010U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in the NAACP Education Summit in Raleigh
U.S. Department of Education officials, John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Alberto Retana, director of Community Outreach, will participate in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) education summit in Raleigh, Dec. 2-4.
December 2, 2010
U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will address some 700 members of the graduate education community at the Council of Graduate Schools’ 50th anniversary annual meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in Washington, D.C. She will discuss the Administration’s higher education priorities as well as challenges facing graduate education and best practices in the field.