July 2012

July 30, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to Discuss Education Reform in Remarks to I.D.E.A. Leadership Conference

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will address the annual Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Leadership Conference Monday in Washington.

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July 30, 2012

Director of Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz and Former Washington Redskins Player Brian Mitchell to Join Education Secretary Arne Duncan for Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Enrichment Event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Cecilia Munoz, director of the domestic policy council and Brian Mitchell, former Washington Redskins player, at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters building on Monday, July 30, at 12:00 p.m. ET for this summer’s final Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event.

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July 30, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Join Education Leaders and Highlight Department's Efforts to Empower Teachers

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the Department’s work to strengthen and elevate the teaching profession – including efforts to attract and retain great educators in urban districts – during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 30. Duncan will join National Education Association Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle and D.C.

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July 28, 2012

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Participate in 2012 National Urban League Conference in New Orleans

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion during the “State of Urban Education” morning plenary at the 2012 National Urban League Annual Conference on Saturday, July 28, in New Orleans.

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July 26, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Discuss Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement at Ashoka U Conference

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in a panel discussion convened by Ashoka U from 5-6 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 26, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The panel, part of Ashoka U’s “Education in the Age of Innovation” conference, will focus on the Department’s work to increase civic learning and engagement in democracy.

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July 27, 2012

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Discuss Education Equity at 2012 National Urban League Conference in New Orleans

John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will participate in a panel discussion at the 2012 National Urban League Annual Conference on Friday, July 27, in New Orleans.

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July 26, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Address Capitol Hill Breakfast Recognizing 22nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday will address a Capitol Hill breakfast hosted by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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July 25, 2012

Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Kaya Henderson, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, and CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer to Join U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan for the Third Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Enrichment Event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Kaya Henderson, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, and CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Wendy Spencer at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters building on Wednesday, July 25, at 12:00 p.m. ET for this summer’s third Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event.

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July 25, 2012

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Department’s Work to Meet Higher Education Needs of Service Members and Veterans at Worldwide Education Symposium Hosted by the Department of Defense

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver a keynote address on the Department’s work to meet the higher education needs of service members and veterans at the Department of Defense (DoD) Worldwide Education Symposium in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 25. Kanter will discuss the Obama Administration’s proposals to reform and strengthen higher education for all students.

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July 23, 2012

Embargoed Press Call at 3:30 p.m. ET Today with Secretary Duncan and CFPB Director Cordray on College Cost Transparency

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray will hold an embargoed press call with reporters at 3:30 p.m. ET today to make an important announcement on college cost transparency. The call and all related materials will be embargoed for publication online until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and in print Tuesday morning.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA Conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA Conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA Conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Office for Civil Rights, Student Leaders to Recognize Education Equity, Legacy of Civil Rights Act of 1964

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with officials from the White House and Smithsonian Institution, will engage with high school students from New York City and Washington, D.C., in recognizing education equity and the enduring legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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July 23, 2012

Office for Civil Rights, Student Leaders to Recognize Education Equity, Legacy of Civil Rights Act of 1964

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with officials from the White House and Smithsonian Institution, will engage with high school students from New York City and Washington, D.C., in recognizing education equity and the enduring legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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July 23, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny to Discuss Education Reform at Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors Conference

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will address the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Project Directors Conference on Monday, July 23, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA conference

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

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July 23, 2012

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss College Access at NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships’ (NCCEP) Annual GEAR UP Conference in Washington, D.C.

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July 23, 2012

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss College Access at NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships’ (NCCEP) Annual GEAR UP Conference in Washington, D.C.

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July 20, 2012

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Troy, N.Y., Gather Feedback on Education Reform Matters Affecting American Indians

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), will consult with tribal leaders Friday in Troy, N.Y., to get feedback on education reform matters affecting American Indians.

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July 20, 2012

Secretary Duncan to Discuss Elevating the Teaching Profession and Preparing Students for College and Careers at the NAESP Leadership Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET.

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July 19, 2012

Senior Official to Give Remarks on Innovation in Education Reform During Two-Day Meeting Hosted by U.S. Department of Education

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will host an opening plenary panel at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, during an Investing in Innovation (i3) directors meeting at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Participants will include Martha Moorehouse, director of the Division of Children and Youth Policy at the U.S.

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July 18, 2012

Embargoed Press call at 3:30 p.m. ET Today with Secretary Duncan on NCLB Flexibility

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold an embargoed press call with reporters at 3:30 p.m.

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July 18, 2012

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler and Reading Rainbow host Levar Burton to Join Secretary Duncan for Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Enrichment Series Event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler and LeVar Burton, actor and host of Reading Rainbow, at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters building on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. ET for this summer’s second Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event.

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July 17, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Give Remarks at the National Academy Foundation’s NEXT Conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the National Academy Foundation’s NEXT Conference on Tuesday, July 17, in Washington, D.C.

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July 17, 2012

Department Senior Officials to Discuss Skills Gap, Education Reform during Sessions at GE Foundation Business and Education Summit

U.S. Department of Education Director of Strategic Partnerships Suzanne Immerman and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will discuss the link between education reform and preparing students to enter the workforce during two sessions at the Annual GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education Summer Conference on Tuesday, July 17 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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July 17, 2012

Department Senior Officials to Discuss Skills Gap, Education Reform during Sessions at GE Foundation Business and Education Summit

U.S. Department of Education Director of Strategic Partnerships Suzanne Immerman and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will discuss the link between education reform and preparing students to enter the workforce during two sessions at the Annual GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education Summer Conference on Tuesday, July 17 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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July 17, 2012

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss Education Reform at American Association of School Administrators' Legislative Conference

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will give remarks at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) Legislative Advocacy Conference on Tuesday, July 17, in Washington, D.C.

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