April 2012

April 30, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Address Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress on Administration’s Education Agenda and How Reforms Support Students and Families

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the crucial role that parents play in their children’s education at Parenting magazine’sthird Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference at 9 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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April 30, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Participate in Harvard University Education Forum

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum on Monday, April 30, in Cambridge, Mass. The forum, part of a series of lectures held by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will invite faculty and other leaders to share knowledge and insight on the challenges facing American education.

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April 30, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Lead ESOL Teachers in Roundtable Discussion

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will host a roundtable discussion on strengthening the teaching profession with educators from northern Virginia on Monday, April 30.

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April 30, 2012

White House Rural Council Online Event Connects Rural Schools with Innovative Solutions and Federal Resources

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will welcome educators and students throughout rural America to the National Rural Education Technology Summit 2.0 through video address on Monday, April 30, when the free virtual conference boots up at www.ruraleducationtechsummit.org. Smithsonian Secretary G.

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April 30, 2012

Assistant Secretaries Eduardo Ochoa and Brenda Dann-Messier to Discuss Measuring Community College Student Success during Roundtable at Newseum

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa and U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will join a roundtable discussion on measuring community college student success at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Monday April 30.

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April 25, 2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills to Host Twitter Q&A on Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen G. Mills, to host a Twitter Q&A, connecting soon-to-be graduates, or recent grads, to resources that help them successfully start a business and contribute to creating an economy built to last on Wednesday, April 25 at 2 p.m. EDT.

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April 24, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address New York City ‘Closing the Achievement Gap’ Event

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver the keynote address Tuesday at an event sponsored by the New York City Department of Education aimed at closing the achievement gap among African American and Latino male students.

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April 24, 2012

Assistant Secretary to Provide Keynote Remarks at CSAVR Conference; Serve as Panelist at 2012 Disability Policy Seminar

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will provide remarks as part of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Spring Conference. Posny’s remarks will be in the Senate Dirksen Building at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 24.

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April 24, 2012

Assistant Secretary to Provide Keynote Remarks at CSAVR Conference; Serve as Panelist at 2012 Disability Policy Seminar

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will provide remarks as part of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Spring Conference. Posny’s remarks will be in the Senate Dirksen Building at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 24.

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April 23, 2012

Obama Administration to Announce First U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will announce the first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 23, at Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

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April 23, 2012

President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden to Honor Teachers of the Year

Washington, DC — On Tuesday, President Obama will honor the 2012 National Teacher of the Year and finalists, thanking them for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also attend the event.

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April 23, 2012

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to Moderate Panel on How Technology Supports Personalized Learning at National School Boards Association's Conference

Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will moderate a panel on how technology supports personalized learning at the National School Boards Association's annual conference in Boston on Monday, April 23.

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April 23, 2012

Education Department Senior Official to Discuss National Efforts to Boost College Completion

Rosemarie Nassif, special advisor to the assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will highlight the role of state regulators in helping to accomplish the Administration's goal of once again leading the world in college completion during the keynote address at a national conference on Monday, April 23. Nassif will deliver her presentation at 9:30 a.m.

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April 24, 2012

President Obama to Travel to North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, Calling on Congress to Prevent Student Interest Rates from Doubling

Washington, DC — On April 24-25, President Obama will travel to North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to launch an effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. More than 7.4 million students with federal student loans will see their interest rates double on July 1 unless Congress steps in to keep them low.

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April 23, 2012

Obama Administration to Announce First Winners of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will announce the first winners of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition awards at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 23, at Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

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April 20, 2012

U.S. Senator Rockefeller Joins Department Senior Official for Roundtable Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Job Training

Johan Uvin, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, and U.S. Senator John Rockefeller will host a roundtable discussion on Friday, April 20, on the importance of higher education and the need for partnerships between businesses and secondary and postsecondary schools to develop strong career and technical education programs. The event will be held at 1 p.m.

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April 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Hold Press Call to Discuss Future of Career and Technical Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a national press call tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Administration’s vision for the future of career and technical education and the importance of strong business partnerships with secondary and postsecondary institutions.

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April 19, 2012

U.S. Education Under Secretary to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Booker T. Washington High School

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will host a town hall at Booker T. Washington High School as part of a series of conversations the Department is having with students and families on college affordability. The forum will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, and will be held in the library at the high school.

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April 19, 2012

Special Advisor Rosemarie Nassif to Participate on Panel at Annual Meeting of the Western Academic Leadership Forum Special Advisor Rosemarie Nassif to Participate on Panel at Annual Meeting of the Western Academic Leadership Forum

Rosemarie Nassif, special advisor to the assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will participate on a panel on “What Constitutes a Quality Degree and Its Purpose: A Look at the External and Internal Forces” at 1:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 19, in Phoenix, Ariz.

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April 18, 2012

Senior Official to Discuss Administration's Work to Help All Students Succeed in Career and Technical Education

Johan Uvin, deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will deliver remarks at the policy day opening session of National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity’s 2012 Professional Development Institute.

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April 17, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Official to Visit Pryor School District in Montana and Discuss School Improvement

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder will visit Pryor Elementary School and Plenty Coups High School on Tuesday, April 17, starting at 10:10 a.m. The Pryor School District is using School Improvement Grant funds to turn around the schools and to improve student achievement. Since 2009, the state of Montana has received more than $14 million in SIG awards.

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