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January 07, 2011

Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities to Meet Friday by Teleconference: Public Invited to Listen

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) invites the general public to listen in to a teleconference discussion on preliminary findings from the commission's legal and technology working groups. Interested participants can access the teleconference by phone at 1-800-860-2442.

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January 06, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Mayor Gray and DCPS Interim Chancellor Henderson for Back-to-School Event at Sousa Middle School

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson will kick off 2011 and the semester with a back-to-school event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6., at Sousa Middle School.

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January 07, 2011

White House AAPI Initiative to Convene Silicon Valley Leaders to Promote Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will hold a summit on entrepreneurship and small business growth with business leaders in Silicon Valley on Friday, Jan. 7 to promote the administration's efforts to help drive economic growth.

December 17, 2010

White House to Host Conference Call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the DREAM Act

Washington — Today, Friday, December 17, 2010, at 10:00 AM EST, the White House will host an on-the-record conference call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the DREAM Act in advance of a Senate vote, why it's important to our nation, and why it's the right thing to do.

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December 18, 2010

Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Speak at St. Thomas University's Commencement Ceremony

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver the commencement address at the December graduation of St. Thomas University graduates. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness on the University’s campus in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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December 19, 2010

Deputy Director of White House Hispanic Initiative Receives Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jose Rico, deputy director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be honored with the Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus Award on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. during commencement exercises for December graduates.

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December 17, 2010

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Give Commencement Address at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be the speaker at the winter commencement at the University of Maryland’s Eastern Shore campus at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.

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December 17, 2010

Under Secretary to Celebrate Students', School's Success as Broward College Awards Bachelor's Degrees for First Time

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will celebrate new graduates as she delivers the commencement address at Broward College on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The ceremony is a special one for the school: In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, it also will be awarding baccalaureate degrees for the first time.

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December 16, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Address Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE) in Baltimore

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, will address JMATE’s plenary session at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. He will discuss efforts by the Education Department and federal government to reach out to youth currently in recovery.

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December 15, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Town Hall Listening Session with Tribal Officials

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address a town hall listening session with tribal officials Wednesday in Washington. The session, being held in advance of the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, is intended to give tribal officials an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the department's senior staff on improving American Indian and Alaska Native education.

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