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Summer Internship at the U.S. Department of Education

Posted on August 29, 2012 by Roxanne Garza This summer I interned in the Office of the Under Secretary.  I was one of two interns in the office.  OUS is a very fast-paced and busy office so this allowed for … Continue reading

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Campus Safety Is Essential For A Successful Learning Environment: If You See Something, Say Something!

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Under Secretary Martha Kanter As a community college president for 16 years before being appointed the Under Secretary of Education, I wanted to do everything in my power to prevent violence on campus. Building … Continue reading

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Greater Twin Cities Region Moves Aggressively to Close the Achievement Gap

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Under Secretary Martha Kanter As the plane took off for Washington, DC and I leaned back in my seat reflecting on the convening in Minneapolis, I could almost see a golden halo around the … Continue reading

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Before Students Sign on the Dotted Line: Help Them Make Smart Financial Decisions

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Phil Martin We need your help. On Thursday, May 10, the White House hosted a Financial Capability Summit to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping Americans, and particularly young Americans seeking a … Continue reading

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Crosswalks

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Karen Gross I had always thought of a crosswalk as that place in a road or street where there are markings designating where pedestrians can, more or less safely, walk from one side to … Continue reading

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My Conversation with Congressman John Tierney

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Under Secretary Martha Kanter Most people agree there is a lamentable lack of constructive, civil discourse in Washington, D.C. these days. So you can imagine how delighted I was to be interviewed early last … Continue reading

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