January 2013

January 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss Administration’s Goal to Elevate Teaching Profession at 2013 Agricultural Education Summit in Indianapolis

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will discuss the vital role that teachers play in the academic success of students, the need for more great teachers, and the Administration's commitment to elevating the profession at the 2013 Agricultural Education Summit in Indianapolis. White will give remarks during the first general session, which takes place from 10 a.m.

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January 29, 2013

Education Department to Open National PTA’s Reflections Program Student Art Exhibit, “Diversity Means”

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle and National PTA President Betsy Landers will keynote the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of an art exhibit by Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence winners of the 2011-12 National PTA’s Reflections Program at 11 a.m.

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January 28, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary to Address the National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network Conference on Monday, Jan. 28, in Washington, D.C. He will speak about progress in K-12 education and the Obama administration's goals for education reform going forward. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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January 25, 2013

Senior Department Official to Discuss Future of Student Aid Debt at Credit Counseling Conference

David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will discuss the future of student aid debt in his remarks at the 20th annual conference of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in Clearwater, Fla.

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January 23, 2013

Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle to Moderate Panel Discussion on Flexibility at State Title I Directors Conference

U. S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will moderate a panel discussion on flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at the National Association of State Title I Directors annual conference on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10:45 a.m., in Nashville, Tenn.

January 18, 2013

Senior Education Official to Address Financial Aid Administrators for Health Professions

David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will give a “Washington Update” in remarks at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2013 Professional Development Conference for Health Professions at 11:30 a.m. PT, on Friday, Jan. 18, in Phoenix, Ariz.

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January 15, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary to Attend National Action Network’s Event to Honor Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton for an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. Duncan will give brief remarks during the luncheon, honoring King’s legacy and describing the Department’s continued efforts to promote educational equity.

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January 10, 2013

Education Department Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss to Join Superintendents in Discussion on the Common Core

U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will participate in a panel discussion on the Common Core state standards hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Thursday, Jan. 10, in Washington, D.C.

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January 08, 2013

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Discuss Obama Administration’s College Completion Agenda at Maryland Higher Education Commission Policy Forum

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will discuss the Obama Administration’s initiatives to increase college access, affordability, quality and completion for all learners in keynote remarks at a Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) policy forum on college completion on Tuesday, Jan.

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