U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off a back to school bus tour to hold conversations with and honor America’s teachers in Little Rock, Ark., this Thursday. Throughout the tour, Duncan will be visiting classrooms breaking ground in closing the achievement gap, early education, school nutrition and safety and teacher recruitment.
Secretary Duncan to "Walk to School" Tuesday with D.C. Mayor Fenty, Chancellor Rhee, Administrator Mendez
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, Washington, D.C., Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee and U.S. Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will join 100-150 students and parents in "walking to school" Tuesday along a two-block route from Lincoln Park to Maury Elementary in the nation's capital.
U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Pennsylvania to Participate in Community Outreach Forum with Youth, Parents and Religious Leaders
Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach, will visit Chester, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Aug. 19, to meet with elected officials, religious leaders, students, parents and others to highlight local efforts to increase student achievement.
U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss National Educational Technology Plan at Mooresville Graded School District Convocation
The U.S. Department of Education's Karen Cator will discuss the National Educational Technology Plan and how technology is shaping the future of education in America during the Mooresville Graded School District’s (MSGD) convocation Thursday, Aug. 19 in Mooresville, N.C.
Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, will present the keynote address at the Region III Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Advisory Meeting Thursday in Arlington, Va. Ruttledge will discuss and receive input on state monitoring, technical assistance and program improvement strategies.
Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will deliver remarks at a welcome reception for Project SEARCH students and families Thursday at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington. Project SEARCH provides employment and education opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities and is dedicated to workforce development that benefits the individual, community and workplace.
Assistant Deputy Secretary to Keynote Fifth Annual National Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Symposium
MINNEAPOLIS—Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of creating a safe and supportive school environment at the 5th Annual National Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Symposium about Children and Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a lecture at the William J. Clinton Center in Little Rock, Ark., as part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. CDT. Secretary Duncan's lecture will address current topics in education reform and the administration's back-to-school education agenda.
Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Participate in Education Roundtable Hosted by Ebony Magazine, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the office for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in “Public Schools: Private Innovations,” an education roundtable in Chicago today, Wednesday, Aug. 11. The roundtable, moderated by MSNBC Anchor Tamron Hall, is co-hosted by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. and the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute.
U.S. Department of Education Official to Visit Arise Academy Charter High School, Host Student Discussion on Staying in School
Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education’s director of community outreach, will visit Philadelphia from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 11, to meet with staff and students at Arise Academy Charter High School, 1101 Ludlow St.