December 2011

December 22, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Hold Embargoed Press Call on Race to the Top Round Three

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an embargoed national press call on Thursday, Dec. 22, to discuss the third round of Race to the Top. The call will be at 5 p.m. ET.

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December 19, 2011

Obama Administration Officials to Hold a National Press Call on Promise Neighborhoods

Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Mark Zuckerman, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Department’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will hold a national press call today at 2 p.m. ET on the second round winners of the Promise Neighborhoods program.

December 19, 2011

Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton to Visit Minneapolis on Monday

Assistant Deputy Education Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will travel to Minneapolis on Monday, Dec. 19. During his visit, Shelton will meet with local elected officials, visit a school and highlight federal programs that invest in education reform and innovation in Minnesota and across the country.

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December 19, 2011

Obama Administration Officials to Hold a National Press Call on Promise Neighborhoods

Obama Administration Officials will hold a press call on the next stage of the Promise Neighborhoods program on Monday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. ET.

Further details will be announced in a separate advisory on Monday morning.

December 16, 2011

Obama Administration Officials to Hold National Press Call on the Race to Top-Early Learning Challenge

Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for a national press call on the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.

Media interested in participating should dial 888-970-4132 and give the passcode "early learning".

December 12, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Award Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence award ceremony at 12:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the need for innovation in community colleges to increase graduation rates and improve graduates’ job placement and enrollment in four-year institutions.

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December 10, 2011

Education Secretary Duncan to Give Commencement Address at Fayetteville State University

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the winter commencement of approximately 500 graduates at Fayetteville State University (FSU) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. In his address, Duncan will applaud the contributions of HBCU graduates to America and encourage students to consider public service and teaching careers.

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December 09, 2011

U.S. Education Official to be Honored at Empowering Students Through Technology Statewide Conference

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will be honored with the Heart of a Hero Award at the Empowering Students through Technology Statewide Assistive Technology Conference, hosted by the Kansas Infinitec Coalition at 11 a.m. on December 9, in Wichita, Kansas.

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December 08, 2011

Listen Live Online: Vice President Biden, Education Secretary Duncan to Host Town Hall with High School Students on College Affordability

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Neptune Beach, Fla., today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable.

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December 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Buffalo, New York, to Discuss Turnaround Efforts of Some of the City's Lowest-Performing Schools

Jason Snyder, deputy assistant secretary for policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will visit Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday, Dec. 8, to discuss turnaround efforts of some of the city’s lowest-performing schools.

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December 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Buffalo, New York, to Discuss Turnaround Efforts of Some of the City's Lowest-Performing Schools

Jason Snyder, deputy assistant secretary for policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will visit Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday, Dec. 8, to discuss turnaround efforts of some of the city’s lowest-performing schools.

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December 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Buffalo, New York, to Discuss Turnaround Efforts of Some of the City's Lowest-Performing Schools

Jason Snyder, deputy assistant secretary for policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will visit Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday, Dec. 8, to discuss turnaround efforts of some of the city’s lowest-performing schools.

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December 07, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Horton's Kids Tutoring Session

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit today with staff, volunteers and children participating in Horton's Kids, a weekly educational tutoring session taking place at the Department’s main headquarters building.

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December 07, 2011

Obama Administration Officials to Honor Great Teaching at White House Event

White House Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Obama Administration officials will celebrate and honor the newest group of Nationally Board Certified teachers tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the White House.

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December 07, 2011

Obama Administration Officials to Honor Great Teaching at White House Event

White House Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Obama Administration officials will celebrate and honor the newest group of Nationally Board Certified teachers tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the White House.

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December 06, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary to Participate in Panel Discussion On Cloud-Based Solutions for Assistive Technology

Sue Swenson, deputy assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, will lead a panel discussion titled “Cloud-based Solutions for Assistive Technologies - Latest implementations and developments for the workplace, e-government, e-health and e-education" at the G3ict's M-Enabling Summit on Tuesday, December 6 in Nation Harbor, Md.

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December 04, 2011

Education Under Secretary to Discuss How Education and Innovation Will Shape the Future of Democracy

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote address during the Big Ideas Fest 2011 at 6:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Dec. 4. The conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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December 02, 2011

Education Secretary to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks at the National Council for the Social Studies’ (NCSS) 91st Annual Conference on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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