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June 16, 2014

Education Secretary to Join Starbucks CEO and Arizona State University President to Discuss Innovative Approach to Affordable Higher Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, and 350 New York area Starbucks employees and their families for a discussion regarding the unique role business can play in addressing the issue of college affordability and access at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, June 16, at the Times Center in New York City.

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June 13, 2014

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and Ebony Magazine to Host Third Summit on Improving Educational Outcomes for African Americans in Oakland, California

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA), in partnership with Ebony magazine, will host the third summit on improving educational outcomes for African American students and better preparing them for college and careers on Friday-Saturday, June 13-14, at Laney College in Oakland, California.

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June 12, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs to Discuss Equity and Opportunity for Students of Color at 100 Black Men of America Inc. Annual Conference

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will participate on a panel at the 100 Black Men of America Inc. annual conference in Hollywood, Florida, on Thursday, June 12.

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June 11, 2014

Senior U.S. Education Official Jamienne Studley to Testify at Senate Hearing Examining Higher Education for American Indians

Jamienne Studley, U.S. deputy under secretary of education, will testify Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs as part of an oversight hearing entitled, "Indian Education Series: Examining Higher Education for American Indian Students."

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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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