May 26, 2011
Martha Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, will address graduating students and their families at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, during the 49th annual commencement exercises at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. About 350 students are expected to participat
May 25, 2011Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius to Hold National Press Call on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will discuss Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge and the importance of their collaboration on early learning to improve the health, social, emotional and educational outcomes for young children from birth to age 5.
May 25, 2011Education Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Address University of Pennsylvania Forum: Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs
Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will give remarks at the University of Pennsylvania’s event, “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs: The Policy, Practice, and Research Issues,” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in Philadelphia.
May 24, 2011U.S. Department of Education to Host Second in a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation
The U.S. Department of Education will convene the second in a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
May 24, 2011White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Announce President's Advisory Commission Members Thursday
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen new members of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will be announced at the White House and sworn-in at an official ceremony with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Smithsonian Castle on Thursday.
May 24, 2011Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius to make Major Announcement on Race to the Top and Early Learning at Town Hall with Stakeholders, and on National Press Call, Wednesday in D.C.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will hold a town hall with early childhood stakeholders on Wednesday, May 25, in the Department of Education’s Barnard Auditorium. The secretaries will make a major announcement about Race to the Top and early learning.
May 24, 2011Assistant Secretary to Moderate Panel on Physical Education and Adaptive Techniques for Students with Disabilities
U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will help commemorate May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month during a roundtable discussion on physical education and adaptive techniques for students with disabilities at Oxon Hill Elementary School Wednesday, May 25 in Oxon Hill, Md.
May 24, 2011U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Joins Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Host Press Conference Call Announcing National School Energy Challenge
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S.
May 23, 2011Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Deliver Commencement Address for East Valley Institute of Technology
Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier will deliver the commencement address at the completion ceremonies for East Valley Institute of Technology Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. East Valley serves as the career training center for high school students in 10 school districts. It also provides opportunities for adults who wish to continue or enhance their education.
May 23, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give brief remarks prior to the East Coast premiere of American Teacher, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The film, a documentary from The Teacher Salary Project, portrays the state of education in this country from the viewpoint of classroom teachers in our nation's public schools.