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January 13, 2012

Vice President Biden to Travel to Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, January 13, Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to discuss college affordability.

January 12, 2012

Vice President Biden to Travel to Ohio

Washington, DC — On Thursday, January 12, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio to discuss college affordability.

December 10, 2011

Leading a Life of Consequence

Thank you, Broncos for that welcome!

I am so glad to join you here because today we get to do something which should happen more often in education. Today, we get to celebrate success. To our graduates here, and to their families who have supported them on this journey, congratulations.

November 29, 2011

Beyond the Iron Triangle: Containing the Cost of College and Student Debt

It's great to be back at the FSA conference.

I want to second Jim's remarks about the extraordinary job that financial aid administrators, working with the Obama Administration, have done to advance access, affordability, and attainment in the last three years. The effort—and the results—have been remarkable.

July 21, 2011

Meeting President Obama's 2020 College Completion Goal

Under Secretary Martha Kanter and several senior ED officials discussed college completion and President Obama's 2020 Goal in the main auditorium at the Department of Education on July 21, 2011. Audience members included Department employees as well as a diverse group of external stakeholders. Topics included:

June 30, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Releases College Cost Lists to Help Students Make Informed Choices

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released several College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of its effort to help students make informed decisions about their choice for higher education. These lists are an important part of the Administration’s work to make college costs more transparent and to boost college affordability and accessibility.

March 22, 2011

Vice President Biden Issues Call to Action to Boost College Graduation Rates Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Vice President Joe Biden today issued a call to action to boost college graduation rates across the country and help the nation meet President Obama’s goal for the United States to have the best-educated workforce and the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

March 15, 2011

U.S. Education Under Secretary to Stress Importance of Protecting Pell Grants During House Appropriations Committee Testimony

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will testify about the importance of Pell grants before the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The hearing will be in front of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in room 2358-C of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 09, 2011

Lone Star College- University Park to Host U.S. Department of Education's Second Regional Community College Summit

Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s second regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 9. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 10 surrounding states to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges. U.S.