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September 16, 2010

U.S. Department of Education and National Institute on Drug Abuse Launch New Drug Awareness Campaign

How much do you really know about drugs? An Education Policy Briefing, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, will let you test your knowledge at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Department’s Barnard Auditorium. The Department has teamed up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to help launch National Drug Facts Week, Nov. 8-14.

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September 16, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address at USDA'S Hispanic Heritage Month Observation

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will give the keynote address at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Hispanic Heritage Month observance ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in USDA’s Jefferson Auditorium.

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September 16, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Hold National Youth Listening Session in Albuquerque, New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education’s director of community outreach, will visit Albuquerque, N.M. on Thursday, Sept. 16, to host a National Youth Listening Session on college access and completion.

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September 16, 2010

Department Official to Serve as Panelist on The Week Magazine's Discussion on How to Best Prepare America's Future Workforce

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), will serve as a panelist on The WEEK Magazine's Leadership Panel on preparing American's children to compete in a global marketplace Thursday, Sept. 16 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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September 14, 2010

Deputy Assistant Secretary to Highlight President's Higher Education Goals at Northern Michigan University's United 2010 Conference

Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give keynote remarks at Northern Michigan University’s UNITED 2010 Conference Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Marquette, Mich. Chong will provide an overview of the President’s national goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020.

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September 14, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Attend President Obama's Back-To-School Address in Philadelphia

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will attend President Obama's second annual Back-to-School Speech at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday at the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. The president's Back-to-School Speech is an opportunity to speak directly to students across the country.

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September 15, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Speak At 2010 Fall Conference for Community Foundations and Hold Turnaround Event at North Carolina School with Governor Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks at the 2010 Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, September 15.

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September 13, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Speak at Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Conference

The U.S. Department of Education's Deputy Secretary Tony Miller and Under Secretary Martha Kanter will deliver remarks at the 2010 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13-14, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

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September 13, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Toronto, Canada

TORONTO—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Weston Collegiate Institute and participate in an international education symposium—“The Building Blocks for Education: Whole System Reform”—on Monday, Sept. 13. The high school visit to Weston Collegiate Institute, located at 100 Pine St., will take place at 12:30 p.m.

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September 10, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Oakland and Berkeley, Meet with Regional Superintendents, Principals, Teachers and Tour Local School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Rep. Barbara Lee (D-9) for a meeting with Merritt Community College President Robert Adams and a roundtable discussion with regional superintendents, principals and teachers on Friday, September 10, in Oakland, Calif.

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