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February 15, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Participate in Community Forum to Increase Completion of Federal Student Aid Application

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Manual High School in Denver on Tuesday, Feb. 15, to participate in a community forum that aims to increase the number of students who complete the free application for federal student aid, known as the FAFSA. The overarching goal of the forum is to enroll more students in higher education.

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February 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss the Need to Increase Capacity in Higher Ed at American Enterprise Institute Event

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, will give remarks at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) event at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the organization’s Wohlstetter Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

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February 14, 2011

President Obama to Discuss Education Investments and Other Key Budget Priorities at STEM school in Baltimore, Maryland

WASHINGTON— On Monday, February 14, the President will travel to Baltimore County, Maryland to speak with students at Parkville Middle and Center of Technology.

February 11, 2011

4:30 PM EST Today: Duncan, Psaki to Hold Conference Call on President Obama's Upcoming Events

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Friday, February 11 at 4:30 PM EST, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Deputy Director of Communications Jen Psaki will hold a conference call with reporters to preview President Obama’s upcoming events for next week, and to discuss the importance of out-educating our competitors to win the future.

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February 14, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) 2011 Capacity-Building Workshop in Orlando

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, and Greg Darnieder, special assistant and senior advisor on the college access initiative, will address the NCCEP 2011 Capacity-Building Workshop in Orlando, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday February 14 and 15 at 8:15 a.m., respectively.

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February 14, 2011

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan Monday on Administration's Budget Request for Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters on the administration's FY 2012 budget proposal for education at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.

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February 14, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Official to Participate in Panel Discussion on Educating Students with Disabilities at Disability Policy Seminar

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education, will participate on a panel at the Disability Policy Seminar on Monday, Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C.

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February 14, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Give Opening Remarks at School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Bullying Conference in Orlando, Florida

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will highlight the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments at the first annual School Safety Advocacy Council’s National Conference on Bullying. He also will discuss the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on academic performance.

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February 14, 2011

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address National Summit on Transformative Change in Teacher Preparation

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will address the National Summit on Transformative Change in Teacher Preparation at 9:45 a.m. PST on Monday, February 14, at the National Academy of Sciences West Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. She will discuss the need for innovation and reform in teacher preparation programs and discuss the Administration’s teacher education initiatives.

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February 12, 2011

Secretary of Education to Champion Teach for America's Work During 20th Anniversary Summit

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the work Teach for America has done to narrow the achievement gap during his keynote address at the organization’s 20th Anniversary Summit on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4:45 p.m. The event, which is expected to draw thousands of teachers, education leaders and officials, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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