February 2012

February 29, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Hold News Conference, Deliver Remarks on College Affordability

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will hold a press conference and address a College Affordability Town Hall Wednesday at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. At both events, Kanter will discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure that America’s students can obtain the education and training they need to prepare for jobs of the 21st century.

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February 29, 2012

Special Advisor to the Secretary for College Access to Address Iowa Act State Organization Annual Conference in Ames

Greg Darnieder, the Secretary of Education’s special advisor on college access, will give closing remarks at the Iowa ACT State Organization annual conference at 1:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Ames, Iowa.

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February 29, 2012

Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins to Serve as Panelist at National Leadership Summit on Online Learning

Michael Robbins, the U.S. Department of Education's senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will serve as a panelist at the National Leadership Summit on Online Learning, hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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February 28, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Colorado, Hold Education Reform Town Hall, Speak at Green Schools National Network Conference, and Visit Vista PEAK P-20 Campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 28, where he will hold an education reform town hall meeting, deliver remarks at the Green Schools National Network Conference, and participate in a Cradle to Career and Partnerships Roundtable.

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February 28, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Colorado, Hold Education Reform Town Hall, Speak at Green Schools National Network Conference, and Visit Vista PEAK P-20 Campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 28, where he will hold an education reform town hall meeting, deliver remarks at the Green Schools National Network Conference, and participate in a Cradle to Career and Partnerships Roundtable.

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February 28, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Colorado, Hold Education Reform Town Hall, Speak at Green Schools National Network Conference, and Visit Vista PEAK P-20 Campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 28, where he will hold an education reform town hall meeting, deliver remarks at the Green Schools National Network Conference, and participate in a Cradle to Career and Partnerships Roundtable.

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February 28, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Visit Colorado, Hold Education Reform Town Hall, Speak at Green Schools National Network Conference, and Visit Vista PEAK P-20 Campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Colorado on Tuesday, Feb. 28, where he will hold an education reform town hall meeting, deliver remarks at the Green Schools National Network Conference, and participate in a Cradle to Career and Partnerships Roundtable.

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February 28, 2012

Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins to Lead Workshop, Deliver Keynote Remarks at Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning

Michael Robbins, the U.S. Department of Education’s senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will lead a workshop and deliver keynote remarks at the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning in Franklin, Tenn., on Tues., Feb. 28. In his workshop at 9:15 a.m.

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February 28, 2012

Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins to Lead Workshop, Deliver Keynote Remarks at Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning

Michael Robbins, the U.S. Department of Education’s senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will lead a workshop and deliver keynote remarks at the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning in Franklin, Tenn., on Tues., Feb. 28. In his workshop at 9:15 a.m.

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February 25, 2012

Roundtable and Community Forum on Empowering Women and Communities to take Place in Los Angeles this Weekend

Empowering women for leadership is the theme of a two-day roundtable and community forum on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 - 26, in Los Angeles. Representatives from the offices of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the White House and U.S. Department of Education will be among the participants. The Rev.

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February 25, 2012

Roundtable and Community Forum on Empowering Women and Communities to take Place in Los Angeles this Weekend

Empowering women for leadership is the theme of a two-day roundtable and community forum on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 - 26, in Los Angeles. Representatives from the offices of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the White House and U.S. Department of Education will be among the participants. The Rev.

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February 25, 2012

U.S. Education Official to Address Tavis Smiley Foundation's Parent Education Summit in Atlanta

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will address parents attending the Tavis Smiley Foundation’s “Too Important to Fail: Parent Education Summit” Saturday at Spelman College in Atlanta.

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February 24, 2012

Assistant Education Secretary to Highlight the Importance of International Education

Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. assistant secretary of postsecondary education, will discuss how educators and administrators throughout the world can collaborate with colleges and universities to enhance their students’ global engagement at 2012 International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the United Nations. Ochoa will speak at the Embassy of Bulgaria at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Orlando, Hold Town Hall and Participate in NBA All-Star Activities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Orlando on Friday, Feb. 24 where he will hold a town hall meeting to discuss community engagement in education and participate in NBA All-Star Weekend activities.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Orlando, Hold Town Hall and Participate in NBA All-Star Activities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Orlando on Friday, Feb. 24 where he will hold a town hall meeting to discuss community engagement in education and participate in NBA All-Star Weekend activities.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Orlando, Hold Town Hall and Participate in NBA All-Star Activities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Orlando on Friday, Feb. 24 where he will hold a town hall meeting to discuss community engagement in education and participate in NBA All-Star Weekend activities.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Orlando, Hold Town Hall and Participate in NBA All-Star Activities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Orlando on Friday, Feb. 24 where he will hold a town hall meeting to discuss community engagement in education and participate in NBA All-Star Weekend activities.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Forsyth County School District

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will visit Forsyth County School District on Friday, Feb. 24, to learn more about “EngageME P.L.E.A.S.E. (Personalized Learning Experiences Accelerate Standards-based Education),” a project funded by an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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February 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Forsyth County School District

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will visit Forsyth County School District on Friday, Feb. 24, to learn more about “EngageME P.L.E.A.S.E. (Personalized Learning Experiences Accelerate Standards-based Education),” a project funded by an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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February 23, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Take Part in Town Hall on College Affordability in Philadelphia

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in two events at a College Affordability Town Hall at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, Feb. 24. Kantor will give opening remarks at 1:00 p.m.

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February 23, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary Sue Swenson to Keynote 2012 Conference for Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Sue Swenson will deliver keynote remarks at the 2012 Conference for Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE) on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Indianapolis, Ind. Swenson will discuss proven effective practices, as well as what’s new in special education.

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February 23, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Travel to Greeley, Colo. to Host Town Hall on College Affordability

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will host a Town Hall on college affordability at the University of Northern Colorado's Greeley campus on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. MT.

February 22, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder to Travel to St. Louis, Mo., Visit Local Schools Participating in the School Improvement Grant Program

Jason Snyder, deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will visit St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to visit some of the city’s lowest-performing schools and discuss their turnaround efforts.

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February 22, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White to Cohost Twitter Chat on Rural Education

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White and Sterling Speirn, president and chief executive officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will host a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. ET to answer questions about partnerships, innovation, and education reform in high-need rural schools.

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February 22, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Pays Tribute to African American Women Advocating for Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month program at the Department’s headquarters that honors African American women who are advocates for education. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Barnard Auditorium.

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February 21, 2012

Education Department's Chapter of Blacks in Government to Host Special Film Screening

To help celebrate Black History Month, the U.S. Department of Education's chapter of Blacks In Government will host a special screening of the film, "All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert," on Tuesday at the department's headquarters in Washington.

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February 21, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Will Highlight the Need for STEM Teachers at the 100Kin10 Partner Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb.21, at 9 a.m. ET at the Google offices in Washington, D.C. Duncan will celebrate the launch of this cross-sector partnership of over 100 organizations, the 100Kin10 coalition.

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February 17, 2012

Senior Official to Give Remarks at Microsoft Corporation's Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day in Charlotte, N.C.

John Brown, associate director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will give remarks at Microsoft Corporation's Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day on Friday, Feb. 17, in Charlotte, N.C. He will discuss the impact of technology and global competitiveness on preparing students for success in college and their careers.

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February 17, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks at Future Educators Association's Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Future Educators Association's 23rd annual conference on Friday, Feb. 17, in Baltimore, Md. He will discuss the need for more quality teachers to join those already in the classrooms, and the important contribution and personal rewards of teaching.

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February 17, 2012

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to Address American Association of School Administrators Luncheon in Houston

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services administers programs that serve America's infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities, will address the annual Federal Relations Luncheon at the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education Friday in Houston.

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