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August 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Deliver Keynote Address at American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Carl Harris will deliver the keynote address at the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence’s Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in Washington, D.C.

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August 26, 2010

Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Speak at Oklahoma State School Board Association Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY—José Rico, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will discuss reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and issues pertaining to Hispanic students when he addresses the Oklahoma State School Board Association Tri-State Conference this Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Cox Convention Center.

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August 26, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Embarks on 'Courage in the Classroom' Bus Tour to Honor Nation's Teachers

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.

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August 24, 2010

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.

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August 19, 2010

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.

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August 19, 2010

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.

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August 19, 2010

RSA Commissioner Ruttledge to Keynote Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting

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.

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August 19, 2010

Assistant Secretary Posny to Deliver Remarks at Welcome Reception for Project SEARCH

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.

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August 17, 2010

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.

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August 25, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Speak in Distinguished Lecture Series at William J. Clinton Center

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.

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