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December 19, 2013

Secretary Arne Duncan and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Host Conference Call with State Governors to Discuss Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grants to Build Statewide Systems of High-Quality Early Learning

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join Governors from winning states to discuss the 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) fund to improve access to high-quality early learning and development programs throughout their states.

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December 18, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Participate in Press Call to Highlight 2013 TUDA Results

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a press call on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET to highlight the results of the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) 2013 report. He will be joined by Mike Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools.

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December 18, 2013

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session to Improve Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Chicago, Ill., on Wed., Dec. 18, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults.

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December 16, 2013

Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley To Participate in Education Roundtable at the University of California -Davis on President Obama's College Ratings Proposal

U.S. Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will join U.S. Reps. John Garamendi and Ami Bera in a roundtable discussion at UC-Davis on the Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families.

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December 16, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Chicago for School Visit and Roundtable Discussion

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Chicago on Monday for a pair of events.

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December 12, 2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez to Promote Skills Training and Economic Development in Detroit Area

DETROIT – On Thursday, Dec. 12, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Detroit area to highlight innovative community college training programs and help launch a new campaign to encourage economic development in the city.

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December 11, 2013

Meeting Today of President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic will meet today to review its 2013-2016 strategic plan, including activities and engagement efforts for 2014 on key priorities.

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December 09, 2013

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Participate in Inaugural Latino Leadership Conference in Rockville, Md.

Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will participate in the Montgomery Community Television/Montgomery Community Media's inaugural Latino Leadership Conference on Monday, Dec. 9, in Rockville, Md.

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December 06, 2013

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education to Discuss Education Priorities at National Conference of State Legislatures’ Fall Forum in Washington, D.C.

Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will discuss the Department's education priorities and answer questions from state legislators and legislative staff at the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Fall Forum on Friday, Dec. 6, in Washington, D.C. The forum, which began on Dec. 4 and concludes on Dec.

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December 05, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City as Part of Partners in Progress Tour Highlighting America's Best Ideas in Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 5, to listen to students, teachers and community leaders discuss the encouraging progress they have made, the challenges they have overcome and their goals for the future.

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