March 2012

March 30, 2012

Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins to Host Panel at White House Community Partnership Summit in Orlando

Michael Robbins, the U.S. Department of Education’s senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships will host the opening plenary session at the White House Community Partnership Summit on Friday, March in Orlando, Fla. Robbins’s presentation will focus on college access and affordability.

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March 30, 2012

Education Under Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address at Mississippi State University College of Education Research Forum

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver keynote remarks at the Mississippi State University annual Faculty-Student Research Forum on Friday, March 30 at the University's College of Education.

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March 30, 2012

U.S. Education Official to Address 2012 National School Choice Conference in D.C.

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a moderated discussion at the 2012 National School Choice Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Voluntary Public School Choice Program Friday in Washington.

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March 30, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Congressman Clyburn in South Carolina to Highlight Innovative Education Reform, Importance of College Affordability

At 10:50 a.m., Duncan and Clyburn will join Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley and Charleston County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley for a roundtable discussion with policymakers, business leaders and teachers on school reform and community engagement.

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March 30, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Congressman Clyburn in South Carolina to Highlight Innovative Education Reform, Importance of College Affordability

At 10:50 a.m., Duncan and Clyburn will join Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley and Charleston County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley for a roundtable discussion with policymakers, business leaders and teachers on school reform and community engagement.

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March 30, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Congressman Clyburn in South Carolina to Highlight Innovative Education Reform, Importance of College Affordability

At 10:50 a.m., Duncan and Clyburn will join Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley and Charleston County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley for a roundtable discussion with policymakers, business leaders and teachers on school reform and community engagement.

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March 29, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Hopewell High's Academy of Engineering

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will tour Hopewell High School's Academy of Engineering Thursday in Huntersville, N.C. Dann-Messier is visiting successful partnerships among school districts, community colleges and businesses.

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March 29, 2012

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller to Visit Las Vegas, Participate in White House Urban Economic Forum and Visit Western High School

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Las Vegas tomorrow for a White House Urban Economic Forum and a visit to Western High School, a local school receiving a share of Nevada's School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding. Nevada has received nearly $27 million from the Education Department's SIG program since 2009.

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March 29, 2012

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller to Visit Las Vegas, Participate in White House Urban Economic Forum and Visit Western High School

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Las Vegas tomorrow for a White House Urban Economic Forum and a visit to Western High School, a local school receiving a share of Nevada's School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding. Nevada has received nearly $27 million from the Education Department's SIG program since 2009.

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March 28, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Testify Before House Education and the Workforce Committee on Budget Proposal

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on priorities in the administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal Wednesday at 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.

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March 28, 2012

Senior Education Department Official to Address Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit in San Bernardino, Calif.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will participate in two forums at the 2012 Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit taking place in San Bernardino, Calif.

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March 28, 2012

Senior Education Department Official to Address Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit in San Bernardino, Calif.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will participate in two forums at the 2012 Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit taking place in San Bernardino, Calif.

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March 27, 2012

Executive Director John Wilson to Discuss role of HBCUs in Improving Education for African American Males during Meeting with the Association of Black Foundation Executives

On Tuesday, March 27, John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, will convene a meeting at the Department with the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) to discuss how HBCUs can help improve education and employment options for African American males.

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March 27, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Focus on Education and the Economy During the Atlantic’s Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be the featured guest at the Atlantic’s second annual town hall focused on education and economic opportunity on Tuesday, March 27, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent and co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour will interview Duncan, who will discuss the critical link between education and the U.S. economy.

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March 26, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Give Remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the 2012 Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Legislative Conference at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss No Child Left Behind waivers, Race to the Top $4 billion grant program and other parts of the Obama Administration’s school reform agenda. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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March 26, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Give Remarks at the Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the 2012 Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Legislative Conference at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss No Child Left Behind waivers, Race to the Top $4 billion grant program and other parts of the Obama Administration’s school reform agenda. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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March 26, 2012

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss Early Progress of Race to the Top Program

U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will join other education and state leaders to discuss the achievements and challenges of the Department’s Race to the Top competitive grant program during a panel discussion on Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m.

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March 26, 2012

Education Department to Continue Conversation on Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce

Following a number of discussions on the role of community colleges, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a series of webinars over the coming months to focus on community colleges. These webinars will build on the President’s recent State of the Union address, particularly its focus on strengthening the American workforce through targeted investments in higher education.

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March 26, 2012

Education Under Secretary to Lead Conversations on College Affordability and Completion

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will highlight the Administration’s work to make college more affordable and increase college graduation rates during events at De Anza College and Stanford University on Monday, March 26.

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March 26, 2012

Education Under Secretary to Lead Conversations on College Affordability and Completion

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will highlight the Administration’s work to make college more affordable and increase college graduation rates during events at De Anza College and Stanford University on Monday, March 26.

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March 22, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Discuss Rural Education on Panel at New England Secondary School Consortium Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will discuss rural education and efforts to turn around low performing schools in rural areas at the New England Secondary School Consortium’s High School Redesign Conference on Friday, March 23 in Norwood, Mass.

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March 22, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Discuss Rural Education on Panel at New England Secondary School Consortium Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will discuss rural education and efforts to turn around low performing schools in rural areas at the New England Secondary School Consortium’s High School Redesign Conference on Friday, March 23 in Norwood, Mass.

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March 22, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Discuss Rural Education on Panel at New England Secondary School Consortium Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will discuss rural education and efforts to turn around low performing schools in rural areas at the New England Secondary School Consortium’s High School Redesign Conference on Friday, March 23 in Norwood, Mass.

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March 23, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Oakland/Bay Area Chapter Luncheon

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will address the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Oakland/Bay Area Chapter’s 14th Annual Fundraiser/Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon Friday in San Francisco. In her remarks, Ali will discuss the topic of equal opportunities for women.

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March 22, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Testify Before the House Appropriations Committee on the 2013 Education Budget

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. ET in the Rayburn Building. Duncan will discuss the FY 2013 budget for the Department of Education and the need for continued investment in education, even during difficult budget times.

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March 22, 2012

Senior Department Official to Address Annual Foundations on the Hill Event

Suzanne Immerman, the U.S. Department of Education’s director of Strategic Partnerships, will address more than 200 leaders of community, private, and corporate grantmaking foundations at the Foundations on the Hill gathering at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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March 23, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Delaware to Discuss Race to the Top Progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Delaware on Friday, March 23, to hold a roundtable conversation with state leaders and others involved with the state’s Race to the Top plan. They will have an open and candid discussion about progress in achieving the goals of the grant and anticipated challenges.

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March 21, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary to Participate in District of Columbia's 2012 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Celebration

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Sue Swenson will participate in the District of Columbia’s 2012 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Celebration on Wednesday, March 21, at the National Youth Transition Center in the District. She will discuss the transition from school to college and career for students with developmental disabilities.

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March 20, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Discuss Importance of Collaboration with Technical Assistance Providers at Leveraging Resources Conference in Bethesda

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the importance of collaboration in the Department’s initiatives and programs during a conference on leveraging resources on Tuesday, March 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, Md.

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