May 2012

May 31, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Roundtable on Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access and Completion

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will be one of the speakers at New America Foundation's roundtable discussion, "Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion," at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Washington, D.C.

May 31, 2012

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address 25th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity In American Higher Education

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver a keynote address to the 25th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education Thursday in New York.

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May 31, 2012

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Bloomington, Minn.; Will Gather Feedback on Education Matters Affecting American Indians

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Natives and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), will consult with tribal leaders in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday, May 31, to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.

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May 31, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Official to Deliver "I Have a Dream" High School Commencement Address at Clark Elementary School in Charlottesville, VA

William Jawando, deputy director of strategic partnerships, will participate in the "I Have a Dream" high school graduation ceremony at Clark Elementary School in Charlottesville on Thursday, May 31.

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May 30, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Visit CAPS Program of Blue Valley School District in Overland Park and Address Rural States Network's Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will visit the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) on Wednesday at Noon CT in Overland Park, Kan., and address the Rural States Network annual meeting on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. CT in Kansas City, Mo.

May 30, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach to Visit CAPS Program of Blue Valley School District in Overland Park and Address Rural States Network's Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will visit the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) on Wednesday at Noon CT in Overland Park, Kan., and address the Rural States Network annual meeting on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. CT in Kansas City, Mo.

May 30, 2012

Senior Official to Visit Las Vegas To Highlight Importance of Community Engagement in Education

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead a “Together for Tomorrow” town hall on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement.

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May 30, 2012

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to Give Opening Remarks at 2012 National Transition Conference in Washington, D.C.

Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), will provide opening remarks at the 2012 National Transition Conference on Wednesday, May 30, in Washington, D.C. Posny will discuss improving the transition from school to college, career and adult life for youth and individuals with disabilities.

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May 30, 2012

Public Meeting on National Adult Education Report

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier and Roberto Rodriguez, White House special assistant to the President for education policy, will deliver opening remarks at a public meeting Wednesday in Washington to discuss the newly released report, Improving Adult Literacy: Options for

May 30, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Official to Visit Alexander Hamilton High School and Discuss School Improvement

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder will visit Alexander Hamilton High School on Wednesday, May 30, at 9:25 a.m. CT, in Milwaukee, Wis. The school is using School Improvement Grant funds to turn around the school and to improve student achievement.

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May 29, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Make Announcement on NCLB Flexibility

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host an on-the-record conference call regarding flexibility and specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Members of the media who wish to join this call should dial (888) 989-8138.

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May 29, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Connecticut Leaders to Highlight Education Reform Efforts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders in Connecticut on Tuesday, May 29, to highlight state reform efforts and engage in conversations with local stakeholders.

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May 29, 2012

Education Secretary Duncan Joins Connecticut Leaders to Highlight Education Reform Efforts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders in Connecticut on Tuesday, May 29, to highlight state reform efforts and engage in conversations with local stakeholders.

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May 29, 2012

Senior Education Department Officials to Deliver Remarks at Second Annual Conference of the HBCU General Education Alliance

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and Director of the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) John Wilson will deliver keynote remarks at the opening session of the Second Annual HBCU General Education Alliance Conference on Tuesday, May 29 at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.

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May 26, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Deliver Commencement Address at Santa Rosa Junior College

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the graduating class at Santa Rosa Junior College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. PT.

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May 26, 2012

Senior Department Official to Give Commencement Address at Missouri Academy Graduation

Rosemarie Nassif, special advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, will address graduates of the Missouri Academy at their commencement ceremony at 1:00 p.m., CT on Saturday, May 26, in Maryville, Mo. Nassif will commend the graduates of this unique educational program and encourage them to use their gifts to make a meaningful contribution to our nation and global society.

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May 25, 2012

Assistant Secretary of Education Alexa Posny to Give Commencement Address at National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will deliver the commencement address at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York on Friday May 25.

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May 25, 2012

Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss to Keynote Ohio Race to the Top Symposium

U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will join more than 2,000 Ohio educators and school personnel in Columbus on Friday, May 25, for the Statewide Educator Evaluation Symposium.

May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State and District Leaders from 41 States for Conference on Strengthening the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join several national education leaders to host state and district education leaders representing 41 states for the 2012 Labor Management Conference today and tomorrow in Cincinnati.

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May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State and District Leaders from 41 States for Conference on Strengthening the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join several national education leaders to host state and district education leaders representing 41 states for the 2012 Labor Management Conference today and tomorrow in Cincinnati.

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May 24, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address New Hampshire Conference on Connecting Manufacturing to Education

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will address the "New Hampshire Pathways to Success: Connecting Manufacturing to Education" conference Thursday at Nashua Community College in Nashua, N.H.

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May 24, 2012

Senior Official to Visit New Haven to Highlight Importance of Community Engagement in Education

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead a “Together for Tomorrow” town hall on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement.

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May 24, 2012

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Flagstaff, Ariz.; will Gather Feedback on Education Matters Affecting American Indians

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Natives and Alaska Natives (AIAN), will consult with tribal leaders in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Thursday, May 24, to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.

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May 24, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Deliver Commencement Address At Chaffey College

U.S. Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address at Chaffey College’s graduation ceremony taking place at 7:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 24, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Kanter will discuss the important contribution of schools like Chaffey in meeting the nation’s workforce development challenges and helping students reach their college and career goals.

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May 23, 2012

Education Department Senior Official to Deliver Keynote Address at University of Alabama's System Scholars Institute 2012

Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, will discuss the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) at the University of Alabama’s System Scholars Institute 2012 on Wednesday, May 23 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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May 23, 2012

Senior Advisor on College Access to Participate on Panel Highlighting Challenges of College Access and Success

Greg Darnieder, senior advisor on the College Access Initiative at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate on a panel discussing the challenges facing low-income and underrepresented students in pursuit of a college degree at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 23 in Boston, Mass.

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May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State and District Leaders across 41 States for a Two-Day Conference on Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The following advisory has been updated to include a webcast address for opening and closing sessions, and a Twitter hashtag: #LMConf12.

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May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State and District Leaders across 41 States for a Two-Day Conference on Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Editor's Note: The following advisory has been updated to include a webcast address for opening and closing sessions, and a Twitter hashtag: #LMConf12.

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May 22, 2012

White House Domestic Policy Council Director and Deputy Director Join Secretary Duncan to Announce Proposed Criteria for Race To The Top District-Level Competition

White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and Deputy Director Mark Zuckerman will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce proposed criteria for the Race to the Top District-level competition (RTTD), a nearly $400 million education reform program funded through the 2012 fiscal year budget.

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