April 2012

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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April 17, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack to Keynote Education Commission of the States Summit on Rural Education and the Economy

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will keynote the second Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America. The event, taking place Tuesday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., is co-hosted by the White House Rural Council and the Education Commission of the States.

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April 17, 2012

U.S. Education Official to Participate on Panel at Education Innovation Summit 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion on social and mobile learning as part of Education Innovation Summit 2012 hosted by Arizona State University Tuesday, April 17, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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April 16, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellows to Lead Teachers in RESPECT Roundtable Discussion On Transforming The Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellows Genevieve DeBose and Greg Mullenholz will meet with teachers from the Close Up Washington, D.C. program on Monday, April 16, at 3 p.m. at the U.S.

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April 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, Commissioner Deborah Speece to Address Aera Conference

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will lead a panel with the Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research Deborah Speece on “Research and Policy Issues in Special Education,” as part of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, April 16.

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April 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Serve on Panel at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 2012 Young Latino Leaders Summit

U.S. Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa will serve on a panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2012 Young Latino Leaders Summit, at 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 16.

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April 14, 2012

Senior Official to Give Remarks at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention in Denver, Colorado

Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address the Council for Exceptional Children Convention in Denver, Colo., on Saturday, April 14, at 9:15 a.m. She will provide an update on federal initiatives with a focus on improving results and outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

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April 16, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Participate in Launch of Learn2Earn – Fresno's New Adult Education Program

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will deliver remarks at the launch of Learn2Earn, Fresno's new program to help promote adult literacy, Monday in Fresno, Calif.

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April 13, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Conference

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will discuss current national initiatives affecting adult education and career pathways and transitions during her keynote remarks at the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA) Conference on Friday, April 13 in Helena, Mont.

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April 12, 2012

Senior Official to Visit Memphis, Tennessee, to Highlight Importance of Community Partnerships in Education

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., to participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” town hall discussion on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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April 12, 2012

Senior Official to Visit Memphis, Tennessee, to Highlight Importance of Community Partnerships in Education

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., to participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” town hall discussion on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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April 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Lead Metro Denver, Loveland Area Teachers in Discussions on Transforming the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will engage with local teachers to discuss strengthening and elevating the teaching profession through a series of roundtable conversations this week.

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April 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Lead Metro Denver, Loveland Area Teachers in Discussions on Transforming the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will engage with local teachers to discuss strengthening and elevating the teaching profession through a series of roundtable conversations this week.

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April 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Lead Metro Denver, Loveland Area Teachers in Discussions on Transforming the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will engage with local teachers to discuss strengthening and elevating the teaching profession through a series of roundtable conversations this week.

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April 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Lead Metro Denver, Loveland Area Teachers in Discussions on Transforming the Teaching Profession

U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will engage with local teachers to discuss strengthening and elevating the teaching profession through a series of roundtable conversations this week.

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April 12, 2012

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Ohio State University Annual Conference

Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will discuss improving teaching and learning with technology at Ohio State University’s Annual “Innovate” Conference on Thursday, April 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Cator’s remarks will highlight the use of educational technology to better engage students in the nation’s classrooms.

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April 12, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Deliver Remarks and Join Adult Education Director for Twitter Town Hall at Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will discuss current trends affecting adult education and the economy during her keynote remarks at the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VAACCE) Conference on Thursday, April 12 in Norfolk, Va.

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April 11, 2012

Secretary Duncan, Assistant Secretary Posny to Take Questions on Educational Excellence at Twitter Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will answer questions on achieving educational excellence as part of a Twitter Town Hall at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The event is being hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children as part of its 2012 Convention and Expo in Denver.

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April 11, 2012

Education Under Secretary Hosts Town Hall to Discuss Efforts to Make College More Affordable

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will continue the Department’s conversations on college affordability with a town hall forum at Indiana University on Wednesday, April 11. Kanter will deliver brief remarks and then take questions and input from students and educators.

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April 10, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director to Visit Bancroft Elementary and Release 2011 State of Preschool Yearbook

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steve Barnett will visit Bancroft Elementary School at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 10, to discuss the NIEER 10th Anniversary Release of the State of Preschool Yearbook, which outlines states' efforts to deliver high-quality preschool education to children most in need.

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April 10, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Participate in Webinar on the State of Latino College Completion in all 50 States

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will take part in an Excelensia in Education webinar on the current status of college completion among Latinos at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10. He will comment on the data and information contained in their release of 50 separate research-based facts sheets detailing Latino achievement in each state.

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April 09, 2012

U.S. Education Department Senior Officials Highlight Administration's Efforts to Make College More Affordable During Visit to North Carolina

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and White House HBCU Executive Director John Wilson will continue the Obama Administration's discussion on college affordability and the shared responsibility to contain costs during a trip to Greensboro, N.C., on Monday.

April 03, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director to Hold Press Call on 2011 State of Preschool Yearbook

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steve Barnett will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 3 to discuss the NIEER 10th Anniversary release of the State of Preschool Yearbook.

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