March 2012

March 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Education to Participate in and Co-host White House LGBT Conference in Arlington, Texas

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with senior staff, will participate in the White House Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Conference on Safe Schools and Communities on Tuesday, March 20, at the University of Texas in Arlington. Duncan will deliver remarks by video.

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March 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Education to Participate in and Co-host White House LGBT Conference in Arlington, Texas

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with senior staff, will participate in the White House Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Conference on Safe Schools and Communities on Tuesday, March 20, at the University of Texas in Arlington. Duncan will deliver remarks by video.

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March 20, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Give Opening Remarks at APEC Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Committee (APEC)’s symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in Washington, D.C.

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March 19, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address National Student Advocacy Conference

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will address the American Student Association of Community Colleges’ 28th annual National Student Advocacy Conference Monday in Washington, D.C.

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March 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Education and Advance Illinois to Discuss Transforming the Teaching Profession

Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on college access, and Dexter Chaney II, a U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, will lead a roundtable discussion with award-winning pre-K-12 teachers in Chicago on March 19.

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March 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Advisor to Discuss Building a College-Bound Culture in Chicago

Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on college access, will lead a conversation with state and local education leaders, community-based organization leaders, funders and other stakeholders about “Building a College-Bound Culture: Reaching Every Student,” in Chicago on March 19.

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March 19, 2012

U.S. Education Official and U.S Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to Visit Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center to Promote Science and Math Careers

U.S. Department of Education Special Assistant John Manahan will join U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas at 9:15 a.m. CT on Monday, March 19, for the Eddie Bernice Johnson Science and Math Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Texas at Dallas.

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March 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Council of the Great City Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a luncheon address to the Council of the Great City Schools’ Annual Legislative/Policy Conference Sunday in Washington, D.C. He will discuss how local districts can lead education reform. Among those attending will be urban school leaders, including superintendents, board members and senior administrators.

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March 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Council of the Great City Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a luncheon address to the Council of the Great City Schools’ Annual Legislative/Policy Conference Sunday in Washington, D.C. He will discuss how local districts can lead education reform. Among those attending will be urban school leaders, including superintendents, board members and senior administrators.

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March 19, 2012

Secretary Arne Duncan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder to Participate in Building a Grad Nation Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give brief opening remarks on the progress of the School Improvement Grants program and moderate a panel discussion on the same subject at the second annual Building A Grad Nation Summit on Monday, March 19 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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March 19, 2012

Secretary Arne Duncan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder to Participate in Building a Grad Nation Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give brief opening remarks on the progress of the School Improvement Grants program and moderate a panel discussion on the same subject at the second annual Building A Grad Nation Summit on Monday, March 19 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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March 15, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared and Participate in Closing Session of Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, OECD Deputy Secretary General Yves Leterme and EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen will join other key hosts of the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession for a press conference call with a question and answer session today, March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. To participate in the call, dial 800-988-0221 and provide the pass code: ISTP2012.

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March 15, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared and Participate in Closing Session of Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, OECD Deputy Secretary General Yves Leterme and EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen will join other key hosts of the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession for a press conference call with a question and answer session today, March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. To participate in the call, dial 800-988-0221 and provide the pass code: ISTP2012.

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March 14, 2012

Education Department, College Board to Host College Board AP Studio Art Exhibit Opening, Ribbon Cutting

U.S. Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa, senior officials from the College Board, and AP studio art students and teachers will give remarks at the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the AP Studio Art Exhibit at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, March 14 in the Education Department’s auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W.

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March 14, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared During Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The list of confirmed countries and regions has been updated to note that Australia will no longer attend the summit.

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March 14, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared During Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The list of confirmed countries and regions has been updated to note that Australia will no longer attend the summit.

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March 14, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared During Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The list of confirmed countries and regions has been updated to note that Australia will no longer attend the summit.

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March 14, 2012

Education Leaders To Hold a Press Call on Lessons Learned and Best Practices Shared During Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The list of confirmed countries and regions has been updated to note that Australia will no longer attend the summit.

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March 14, 2012

Education Secretary Hosts Press Call to Discuss Academic Progress of NCAA Student-Athletes

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Richard Lapchick, director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, on a national press call to discuss the academic progress and graduation rates of students on NCAA men’s and women’s Division I tournament teams – including breakdowns by race

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March 14, 2012

Department Senior Advisor to Deliver Keynote Address on Increasing College Access

Greg Darnieder, the Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on college access, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address to school and community leaders at the College Summit conference on Wednesday, March 14. Darnieder’s remarks will focus on the Administration’s efforts to cultivate a college-going culture within schools across the country.

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March 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Education Reform at the North American Association of Educational Negotiators 43rd Annual Conference in Florida

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor Jo Anderson will discuss the Obama Administration strategy for education reform at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13, at the North American Association of Educational Negotiators 43rd annual conference in Clearwater, Fl.

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March 09, 2012

Deputy Secretary to Visit Mississippi, Join U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson to Tour Schools and Discuss Obama Administration’s New Initiative to Enhance the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Mississippi tomorrow to join U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson for two school visits in Canton and Jackson and join roundtable discussions with local superintendents, teachers, and community leaders on the Obama Administration’s FY13 budget proposal for education, including its new teacher initiative titled RESPECT.

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March 09, 2012

Deputy Secretary to Visit Mississippi, Join U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson to Tour Schools and Discuss Obama Administration’s New Initiative to Enhance the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller will travel to Mississippi tomorrow to join U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson for two school visits in Canton and Jackson and join roundtable discussions with local superintendents, teachers, and community leaders on the Obama Administration’s FY13 budget proposal for education, including its new teacher initiative titled RESPECT.

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March 08, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Austin, San Antonio

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updates the link to today’s webcast of the town hall in San Antonio and includes registration information for Friday’s event.

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March 08, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Austin, San Antonio

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updates the link to today’s webcast of the town hall in San Antonio and includes registration information for Friday’s event.

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March 08, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Austin, San Antonio

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updates the link to today’s webcast of the town hall in San Antonio and includes registration information for Friday’s event.

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