May 2012

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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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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May 22, 2012

U.S. Education Department to Hold Public Meeting on Lessons Learned for Improving Accessibility in Assessments by Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Implementation and Support Unit (ISU), in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), will host a public meeting to discuss best practices with former federal grantees that have worked to improve assessment accessibility for students with disabilities.

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May 12, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver Howard University Commencement Address

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address to more than 2,000 graduates during Howard University’s commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the upper quadrangle of the main campus.

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May 10, 2012

Education Under Secretary to Discuss Financial Aid as Tool for Driving Student Success at MDRC Conference

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver remarks at the MDRC Performance-Based Scholarship Site Conference at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Kanter will highlight the Administration’s efforts to increase college affordability and ways financial aid can be used to boost student success.

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May 09, 2012

Senior U.S. Education Official to Visit Fairmont High, Discuss School Improvement

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will visit Fairmont High School at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday in Fairmont, N.C. Fairmont High is using School Improvement Grant funds to turn around the school and improve student achievement.

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May 09, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to Give Remarks During Healthy Schools Campaign's National Health Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the link between healthy students and academic achievement at the Healthy Schools Campaign’s National Health Summit on Wednesday, May 9, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He also will address how school leaders can ensure that all students receive the quality physical activity and nutrition they need to be successful.

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May 09, 2012

Education Secretary to Discuss Strengthening U.S. Economy Through Improving Education, Empowering Americans with Financial Skills

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address hundreds of key business leaders at the 54th annual Investment Company Institute General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 9.

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May 09, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Hold Debrief Discussion on “ED Goes Back to School” and Speak at Teach for America 2nd Annual Gala, as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week

On Wed., May 9, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Department staff are participating in “ED Goes Back to School.” Over 45 U.S. Department of Education staff will shadow teachers in the D.C. area and across the country.

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May 09, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Hold Debrief Discussion on “ED Goes Back to School” and Speak at Teach for America 2nd Annual Gala, as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week

On Wed., May 9, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Department staff are participating in “ED Goes Back to School.” Over 45 U.S. Department of Education staff will shadow teachers in the D.C. area and across the country.

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May 08, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Join NEA President Dennis Van Roekel for National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel for a Teachers Hall of Fame reception at the NEA headquarters at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 8 at the NEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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May 08, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Research Symposium on Technology Enhanced Assessments

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will give opening remarks at the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) Center for K–12 research symposium on technology enhanced assessments on Tuesday, May 8, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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May 08, 2012

Senior Policy Advisor to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Dover High School in New Hampshire

U.S. Education Department Senior Policy Advisor Karen Gross will host a town hall at Dover 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 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

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May 08, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Discuss College Affordability During American Council on Education's Town Hall in Boston, Mass

U. S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will host a Town Hall on college affordability at Northeastern University at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 8, in Boston, Mass.

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May 05, 2012

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny to deliver Beacon College Commencement Address

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, whose Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services administers programs that serve America’s infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities, will deliver the commencement address for Beacon College Saturday in Mount Dora, Fla.

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May 07, 2012

Director of the Office of Educational Technology to Speak at Software Information Industry Association's Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco

Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will lead a discussion on the U.S. Department of Education's work to build a new evidence framework for innovation in education at the Software Information Industry Association's (SIIA) annual Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco on May 7.

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May 07, 2012

Education Secretary Honors Top Student Community Leaders at 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will celebrate community service student leaders at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on Monday, May 7. At the event, 10 students from across the country will be honored as top youth volunteers of 2012 and recognized for making a positive difference in their communities.

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May 07, 2012

Teaching Ambassador Fellow to Discuss Elevating the Teaching Profession with South Carolina College Students and Faculty

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz will host a roundtable discussion on strengthening the teaching profession with students and faculty from various colleges and universities in South Carolina on Monday, May 7.

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May 03, 2012

Senior Officials to Visit Nashville to Highlight Importance of Community Partnerships in Education

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisors Michael Robbins and Ken Bedell will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, May 3, to participate in a “Together for Tomorrow” roundtable discussion on the value of community engagement in education to propel school improvement.

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May 03, 2012

U.S. Department of Education and Jobs for the Future Sponsor Webinar on Supporting Dropout Prevention in Rural Areas

The U.S. Department of Education and Jobs for the Future (JFF) will conduct a webinar on dropout prevention in rural areas on Thursday, May 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

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May 03, 2012

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8 at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 3, in Washington, D.C. She will discuss the Obama Administration’s 21st century postsecondary education initiatives, the importance of education diplomacy, and the need for all students to develop global competencies.

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May 02, 2012

Senior Official to Give Keynote Address at Buffalo Area Network of Religious Communities' Annual Appreciation Dinner

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, the U.S. Education Department’s director of Faith-based Education and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the keynote address at the annual appreciation dinner of the Buffalo area Network of Religious Communities at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 3.

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May 02, 2012

Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Address Human Relations Executives Attending HRO Today Forum at National Harbor, Md.

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will address human resource executives attending the HRO Today Forum Wednesday at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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