February 2012

February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science.

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February 16, 2012

Senior Department Official to Address National Association of Bilingual Education Conference in Dallas

Michael Yudin, the U.S. Education Department’s acting assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, will give the keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) at 2:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Dallas, Texas.

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February 16, 2012

Education Department Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Educational Technology to Join Discussion on Advancing the Development of Technologies to Support Teaching and Learning

Joanne Weiss, chief of staff for Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education, and Karen Cator, director of the Office Educational Technology, will visit Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, Feb.

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February 15, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Help Launch New Initiative to Transform Teaching Profession

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a town hall meeting with teachers on Wednesday, Feb., 15 at the Department to launch a new initiative led by active classroom teachers to help inform the Obama Administration’s proposal and the broader effort to elevate and strengthen the teaching profession.

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February 15, 2012

Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton to Discuss Education Reform and Innovations in the Education Sector at Duke MBA Net Impact Conference

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will participate in a panel discussion on Scaling Innovations in the Education Sector at the Duke University Sustainable Business and Social Impact student-run conference at 10:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Fuqua School of Business in Durham, N.C. Shelton will discuss the need for reform in the U.S.

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February 14, 2012

Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton to Discuss Improving Arts Learning at National Endowment for the Arts Roundtable and Webcast

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will give opening remarks at Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Roundtable, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Old Post Office Pavillion in Washington, D.C.

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February 13, 2012

2:30pm Today: Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials to Discuss the President’s Commitment to Build a High-Skilled Workforce Through a Community College to Career Fund

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at 2:30PM, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Cecilia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the President’s announcement of a new $8 billion Community College to Career Fund.

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February 13, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Officials Darnieder and White to Participate in National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Workshop

U.S. Department of Education officials Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary of Education on the College Access Initiative, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will participate in the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14 at the New York City Hilton Hotel.

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February 13, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Officials Darnieder and White to Participate in National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Workshop

U.S. Department of Education officials Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to the Secretary of Education on the College Access Initiative, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will participate in the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14 at the New York City Hilton Hotel.

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February 10, 2012

Charleston School District Among Over 40 Districts Surveyed in New Study on School Improvement Grant Funding Release Today by Council of Great City Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools Mike Casserly will hold a press conference call at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 10, to discuss a report released by the Council on the impact of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in urban districts.

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February 11, 2012

HBCU Executive Director John Wilson to Deliver Keynote Remarks at 2012 Annual Carver-Washington Scholarship Awards Breakfast in Baltimore

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will deliver keynote remarks at the 2012 Annual Carver-Washington Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Baltimore.

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February 10, 2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Executive Director of Council of Great City Schools’ Mike Casserly to Hold a Press Call on Report Outlining School Improvement Grants’ Impact in Urban Districts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools Mike Casserly will hold a press conference call at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 10, to discuss a report released by the Council on the impact of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in urban districts.

February 10, 2012

Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Give Keynote Remarks at 4th Annual Black Male Summit at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will give keynote remarks at the 4th Annual Black Male Summit at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 10. He will discuss the critical role of creating birth through college and career pathways in ensuring excellence and equity in education for African-American males.

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February 09, 2012

Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials to Discuss the President's Announcement on No Child Left Behind Reforms

Washington, DC — Today, at 2:45PM, Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call to discuss the President's announcement that ten states have agreed to implement bold reforms around standards and accountability will receive flexibility from the most burdensome mandates of the federal

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February 08, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Host Twitter Town Hall on Hispanic Educational Excellence

Following President Obama's State of the Union Address—in which critical topics like college affordability, dropout rates, teachers, and job training were addressed—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage with the Hispanic community through a twitter town hall at 3:00 p.m. ET on February 8. The conversation will be conducted in both English and Spanish.

February 07, 2012

White House Initiative Executive Director to Address President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

John S. Wilson Jr., the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will address the President's Board of Advisors on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to relay the year's report and give updates on the Initiative. Wilson will also lead the board in drafting a report on the results of participation in HBCU programs.

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February 07, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Discussion on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education at Center for American Progress

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will be the featured speaker at a discussion on open educational resources on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C. More than 100 representatives from the higher education community are expected to attend the discussion, sponsored by the Center for American Progress and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.

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February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, Education Under Secretary Kanter to Discuss College Affordability at Florida State University

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Florida State University at 11 a.m. today to discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need so that we have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.

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February 07, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Ballou High School During Teach For America Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of Teach for America Week. He will discuss the importance of hard work and a good education, and the need for quality teachers, especially African Americans, to join those already in the classrooms.

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February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan

Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.

February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan

Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.

February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan

Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.

February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan

Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.

February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden to Discuss College Affordability in Tallahassee, Florida

WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, February 6, Vice President Biden and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will visit Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida to discuss the importance of tackling rising college costs to ensure America’s students and workers can obtain the education and training they need so that we have a workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.

February 02, 2012

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Give Opening Remarks at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship Meeting

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give opening remarks at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) meeting Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building. Dann-Messier will discuss how the U.S.

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