January 11, 2011Assistant Deputy Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address on Creating Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments
IOWA—Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments in an effort to increase student achievement at the Iowa Department of Education’s Safe, Healthy and Caring Learning Environments workshops.
January 11, 2011
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will address the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Annual Conference Wednesday in Nashville. Sepúlveda will discuss Latino degree completion and the Obama administration's strategies to increase Latino students' access to a quality education.
January 10, 2011
Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), will deliver the luncheon address at the IDEA Partnership Project meeting Tuesday in Alexandria.
January 7, 2011Education Secretary’s Senior Advisor on College Access to Hold First Meeting of FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Sites
Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, will convene the first meeting of the FAFSA pilot project sites – areas with a targeted focus on FAFSA completion – on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10-11, near Dallas.
January 6, 2011Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities to Meet Friday by Teleconference: Public Invited to Listen
The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) invites the general public to listen in to a teleconference discussion on preliminary findings from the commission's legal and technology working groups. Interested participants can access the teleconference by phone at 1-800-860-2442.
January 5, 2011Education Secretary Duncan Joins Mayor Gray and DCPS Interim Chancellor Henderson for Back-to-School Event at Sousa Middle School
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson will kick off 2011 and the semester with a back-to-school event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6., at Sousa Middle School.
December 21, 2010White House AAPI Initiative to Convene Silicon Valley Leaders to Promote Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will hold a summit on entrepreneurship and small business growth with business leaders in Silicon Valley on Friday, Jan. 7 to promote the administration's efforts to help drive economic growth.
December 17, 2010
Washington Today, Friday, December 17, 2010, at 10:00 AM EST, the White House will host an on-the-record conference call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the DREAM Act in advance of a Senate vote, why it's important to our nation, and why it's the right thing to do.
December 17, 2010Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Speak at St. Thomas University's Commencement Ceremony
Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver the commencement address at the December graduation of St. Thomas University graduates. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness on the University’s campus in Miami Gardens, Fla.
December 17, 2010Deputy Director of White House Hispanic Initiative Receives Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus AwardJose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be honored with the Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus Award on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. during commencement exercises for December graduates.