November 2011

November 09, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Hold Press Call on i3 Announcement

Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will host an embargoed press call with reporters at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss an announcement related to the Department's i3 grant program.

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November 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Suburban Cincinnati and Louisville, Meet with Local Parents, School Officials

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel Wednesday to Mason, Ohio, and Thursday to Louisville, Ky., where he will hold discussions with parents and school officials about programs to promote excellence in education, expand job growth and invest in the economy. Media availabilities are scheduled during both stops.

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November 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Suburban Cincinnati and Louisville, Meet with Local Parents, School Officials

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel Wednesday to Mason, Ohio, and Thursday to Louisville, Ky., where he will hold discussions with parents and school officials about programs to promote excellence in education, expand job growth and invest in the economy. Media availabilities are scheduled during both stops.

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November 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Suburban Cincinnati and Louisville, Meet with Local Parents, School Officials

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel Wednesday to Mason, Ohio, and Thursday to Louisville, Ky., where he will hold discussions with parents and school officials about programs to promote excellence in education, expand job growth and invest in the economy. Media availabilities are scheduled during both stops.

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November 09, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Suburban Cincinnati and Louisville, Meet with Local Parents, School Officials

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel Wednesday to Mason, Ohio, and Thursday to Louisville, Ky., where he will hold discussions with parents and school officials about programs to promote excellence in education, expand job growth and invest in the economy. Media availabilities are scheduled during both stops.

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November 09, 2011

Deputy Education Secretary to Highlight Role of Higher Education in Building World-Class Workforce

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller will deliver the keynote address at the J.P. Morgan Ultimate Services Investor Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12:20 p.m. Miller will address how higher education plays a critical role in strengthening the American workforce to be globally competitive, and he will highlight the Administration’s efforts to boost college completion.

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November 09, 2011

Senior U.S. Education Department Officials to Address 3rd EU-US Policy Forum

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the 3rd US – EU (European Commission) Policy Forum at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Kanter, who is heading the U.S. delegation, will discuss the importance of international cooperation in education and the need for a competitive global workforce.

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November 08, 2011

2:30 P.M. TODAY: We Can’t Wait: Secretary Sebelius, Secretary Duncan and Melody Barnes Announce Changes to Head Start Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at 2:30 p.m. ET, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes will host a briefing call to discuss new rules that will improve the quality of early education.

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November 08, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary Sue Swenson to Participate on Federal Panel at Association of University Centers on Disability’s Annual Meeting

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Sue Swenson will participate on a federal panel at the Association of University Centers on Disability’s (AUCD) 40th Anniversary meeting at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., at 8:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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November 08, 2011

Education Secretary, Deputy Treasury Secretary to Highlight Importance of Financial Education at President's Advisory Council Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin at a meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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November 08, 2011

Space Station Astronauts Connect Live with Students and Administration Officials

To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.

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November 08, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Microsoft Forum

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the seventh annual Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Washington, D.C. Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president for education, will join Duncan for a major announcement about the company’s commitments to support education. A press conference will take place from 8:35-9:05 a.m.

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November 06, 2011

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin to Discuss Efforts to Support Homeless Students at Annual Conference Sunday in Pittsburgh

U.S. Department of Education Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin will deliver keynote remarks at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth (NAEHCY) 23rd Annual Conference at 8:15 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh.

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November 07, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to Address SETDA Leadership Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will discuss improving teaching and learning with the help of technology and innovation at the day-long State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit on Monday, Nov.

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November 07, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to Address SETDA Leadership Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will discuss improving teaching and learning with the help of technology and innovation at the day-long State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit on Monday, Nov.

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November 07, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Discuss Administration's Higher Education Priorities at NYU Event

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will discuss the role of higher education in a vibrant, democratic society during a keynote address at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Public Forum at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The Forum is hosted by New York University in New York City.

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November 04, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Early Learning Priorities at the National Association for the Education of Young Children 2011 Conference

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor on Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks entitled “The Evolution of Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education,” at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2011 conference at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 4, in Orlando, Fla.

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November 03, 2011

U.S. Education Official to Visit Jackson's Callaway High, Focus on School Modernization Prospects Under American Jobs Act

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and former state director of special education in Mississippi, will visit Callaway High School Thursday in Jackson, Miss., focusing on school modernization and funding available under the proposed American Jobs Act.

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November 03, 2011

Department Leaders to Discuss Advocacy Efforts for College Students with Disabilities

Sue Swenson, deputy assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, and Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Education Department's Rehabilitation Services Administration, will deliver the breakfast keynote address at the 2011 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

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November 07, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Rhode Island, Participate in Town Hall and Keynote Annual Dinner of Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Providence, R.I., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, where he will participate in a town hall with state and local elected officials, educators, students, and union, business and industry representatives. The town hall, which takes place at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, will be an open discussion of issues surrounding public education.

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November 07, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Rhode Island, Participate in Town Hall and Keynote Annual Dinner of Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Providence, R.I., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, where he will participate in a town hall with state and local elected officials, educators, students, and union, business and industry representatives. The town hall, which takes place at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, will be an open discussion of issues surrounding public education.

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November 01, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address 2011 Summit for Courageous Conversations San Francisco

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights, will address the 2011 Summit for Courageous Conversations Tuesday in San Francisco.

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