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June 11, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Host Student Town Hall on College Costs and Access

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will host a town hall with college students about college affordability, access, improving educational outcomes and other issues affecting higher education at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the University of California center in Washington, D.C.

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June 09, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Highlight Students Cooking Up Change

As some members of Congress try to keep healthier food out of America's school cafeterias, teams of student cooks from around the country will be in the U.S. Department of Education's kitchen on Monday, June 9, to show that nothing should stop schools from providing meals that are healthy, delicious and affordable.

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June 07, 2014

Senior Official to Participate in NAACP Event Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give remarks during a banquet of the Gary, Indiana, chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The event, held Saturday, June 7, in Gary, will commemorate the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

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June 07, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Visit Montana Saturday, Deliver Commencement Address, Participate in Youth Basketball Camp

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Pablo, Montana, Saturday where he will deliver a commencement address and participate in a youth basketball camp.

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June 09, 2014

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Host Symposium in New York City: Postsecondary Access and Completion for All: Latinas/os in America's Future

Ted Mitchell, the Department's new Under Secretary of Education, will give keynote remarks at a symposium, Postsecondary Access and Completion for All: Latinas/os in America's Future, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in New York City. He will discuss the Administration's higher education agenda and its importance to the Hispanic community.

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June 03, 2014

Senior U.S. Education Official Michael Yudin to Address National Disability Rights Network’s Annual Conference

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin, who oversees the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will address a general session of the National Disability Rights Network’s annual conference Tuesday in Baltimore.

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May 29, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Serve as Panelist in Discussion on Educational Success for Black Men and Boys in a Post Brown v. Board of Education Era

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),will join several panelists tomorrow in a discussion on policies and priorities that will help eliminate systemic barriers for educational success at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  “Educational Success for Black Men and Boys in a Post Brown v.

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May 27, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon to Keynote Symposium on Extending STEM Learning to Historically Underrepresented Groups

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will give the keynote address at a symposium on providing underrepresented groups more access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education on Tuesday, May 27, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Lhamon will discuss the U.S.

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May 24, 2014

Michael Yudin to Address Graduates at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony of RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Michael Yudin, acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), will speak to the graduating class of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf on Saturday at noon on May 24, 2014, in Rochester, New York.

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May 22, 2014

Director of Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to Give Keynote Address at Community Engagement Meeting in Gary, Indiana

Brenda Girton-Mitchell , the U.S. Education Department's Director of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the keynote address at a community engagement meeting at 5:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 22, in Gary, Indiana. She will be introduced by the mayor of Gary, Karen Freeman-Wilson.

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