May 2012

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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May 22, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Make Announcement on Race to the Top at Education Stakeholder Forum Tuesday

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold an Education Stakeholders Forum on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at noon ET, in the U.S. Department of Education LBJ Building's Barnard Auditorium in DC. During the event, Duncan will make a major announcement about Race to the Top. At 3 p.m. ET, Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters.

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May 22, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Make Announcement on Race to the Top at Education Stakeholder Forum Tuesday

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold an Education Stakeholders Forum on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at noon ET, in the U.S. Department of Education LBJ Building's Barnard Auditorium in DC. During the event, Duncan will make a major announcement about Race to the Top. At 3 p.m. ET, Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters.

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May 22, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Give Remarks at National Small Business Week's Procurement Awards Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in National Small Business Week's Procurement Awards Breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The breakfast, which takes place on Tuesday, May 22, will focus on government contracting and contracting opportunities for small businesses. It is part of the two and a half day conference hosted by the U.S.

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May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State, District Leaders Across 41 States for Two-Day Conference on Strengthening 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 from Wednesday, May 23 to Thursday, May 24.

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May 23, 2012

U.S. Education Officials to Join State, District Leaders Across 41 States for Two-Day Conference on Strengthening 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 from Wednesday, May 23 to Thursday, May 24.

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May 21, 2012

Education Department to Host Healthy School Lunch Competition for High School Students

The U.S. Department of Education will host the national finals for six teams of high school culinary students who are competing in preparing healthy school lunches beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the department’s headquarters building. Finalists are students from Chicago, Denver, Jacksonville, Santa Ana, St. Louis, and Winston-Salem, N.C.

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May 20, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Deliver Commencement Address at California State University, Fullerton

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address to an estimated 5,000 graduates during ceremonies at California State University, Fullerton, in Fullerton, Calif. The 2012 commencement ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 20, on campus.

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May 19, 2012

Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Brenda Girton-Mitchell to give Keynote Address at George Washington University’s Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Education Department’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will deliver the keynote address at GWU’s interfaith service as part of the commencement activities for the school’s graduating class of 2012. She will address students and guests attending the interfaith service at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in Washington, D.C.

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May 21, 2012

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Discuss Strengthening American Students' International Competencies Before Senate Committee

Eduardo Ochoa, the assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education, will testify before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia subcommittee, part of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21.

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May 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Navajo Technical College, Deliver Commencement Address

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Crownpoint, N.M., where he will tour Navajo Technical College on Friday and deliver the commencement address for the school’s spring graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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May 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit Navajo Technical College, Deliver Commencement Address

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Crownpoint, N.M., where he will tour Navajo Technical College on Friday and deliver the commencement address for the school’s spring graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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May 18, 2012

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Deliver Commencement Address at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge

John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will deliver the commencement address during ceremonies at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. The 2012 commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on campus.

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May 18, 2012

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

Joyce Silverthorne, Director of the Office of Indian Education, will consult with tribal leaders in Lincoln, Calif., on Friday, May 18, to get feedback on education matters affecting American Indians.

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May 18, 2012

Education Department Senior Official to Participate in Panel on Blended Learning at Education Writers Association Seminar

Karen Cator, director of the office of Educational Technology, will discuss blended learning on a panel at the Education Writers Association annual seminar at 3:45 p.m. ET on Friday, May 18 in Philadelphia. Blended learning combines in-person teaching with online courses so that students can work at their own pace while receiving face-to-face attention.

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May 18, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Deliver Commencement Address to University of San Francisco’s School of Education Graduates

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the University of San Francisco’s School of Education spring commencement at 6:00 p.m. PT on Friday, May 18, in San Francisco, Calif. She will challenge students to take what they’ve learned at USF and use it to create positive change in our country.

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May 17, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address at Leadership Connections Conference

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver the keynote address at the Leadership Connections Conference, organized by McCormick, on Thursday, May 17 at the Westin Hotel in Wheeling, Ill.

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May 17, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Official to Discuss Administration’s Education Agenda, Host Meeting Honoring and Elevating the Nation’s Teachers at Conference and School Visit in Portland

Massie Ritsch, deputy assistant secretary for External Affairs and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Portland, Maine on Thursday, May 17, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education agenda with school business officials and to visit a school and collect feedback on an Administration initiative to honor and elevate the nation’s teachers.

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May 17, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Official to Discuss Administration’s Education Agenda, Host Meeting Honoring and Elevating the Nation’s Teachers at Conference and School Visit in Portland

Massie Ritsch, deputy assistant secretary for External Affairs and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Portland, Maine on Thursday, May 17, to discuss the Obama Administration’s education agenda with school business officials and to visit a school and collect feedback on an Administration initiative to honor and elevate the nation’s teachers.

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May 17, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Official to Visit Emerson Elementary School and Discuss School Improvement

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Snyder will visit Emerson Elementary School on Thursday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. CT, in Kansas City, Kan. The school is using School Improvement Grant funds to turn around the school and to improve student achievement. Since 2009, the state of Kansas has received $35.5 million in SIG awards.

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May 17, 2012

Education Department Senior Official to Participate in Panel at Education Writers Association Seminar

Jim Shelton, the Education Department’s assistant deputy secretary for Innovation and Improvement, will discuss the federal Promise Neighborhoods program on a panel at the 65th Education Writers Association (EWA) national seminar at 3:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 17, in Philadelphia.

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May 17, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Town Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” town hall on the value of community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement.

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May 15, 2012

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Akron's Buchtel High School

The U.S. Department of Education's Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will host a town hall at Buchtel High School in Akron as part of a series of conversations the Education Department is having with students and families on college affordability. The forum will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

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May 15, 2012

Department to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for pARTners in Learning Student Art Exhibit Opening

The U.S. Department of Education will host the artworks of students from 15 major art museums’ education programs at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Museums: pARTners in Learning on Tuesday, May 15 at the Education Department.

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May 15, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks at City Year's National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in City Year’s National Leadership Summit at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

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May 15, 2012

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Deliver Commencement Address at Columbia University's 2012 Teachers College Convocation

U. S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the spring commencement address at Columbia University’s 2012 Teachers College Convocation on Tuesday, May 15 in New York City. In her remarks, Kanter will discuss the vital role that high-quality teachers must play in preparing students to compete in the 21st century global economy.

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May 12, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Give Remarks at Rollins College Commencements

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement addresses at both Rollins College graduation ceremonies taking place on the campus Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13.

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May 12, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Give Remarks at Rollins College Commencements

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement addresses at both Rollins College graduation ceremonies taking place on the campus Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13.

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May 14, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Official to Serve on Federal Panel to Discuss Inclusion in Early Childhood Systems

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP), will serve on the opening keynote panel addressing national early childhood initiatives for all children at the 2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute on Monday, May 14 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Musgrove will be joined by Shannon Rudisill, director, Office of Child Care, U.S.

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May 11, 2012

Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ochoa to Travel to Michigan to Hold College Affordability Events in Lansing and East Lansing, Deliver Commencement Address at University of Detroit Mercy McNichols

U.S. Education Department Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will visit Michigan May 11-12 to host a town hall meeting at a high school and a College Leader Roundtable discussion at Michigan State University, then give the commencement address at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols.

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