May 2013

May 31, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Atlanta Friday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Atlanta on Friday, holding a town hall on early learning with Gov.

May 31, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Atlanta Friday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Atlanta on Friday, holding a town hall on early learning with Gov.

May 29, 2013

Senior U.S. Department of Education Official to Visit Preschool Program in Utah

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will travel to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 29 to visit the Granite School District and learn more about local services for preschool students in Utah. He will meet with the District's preschool services team at 1 p.m. and observe preschool classes at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School at 2 p.m.

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May 28, 2013

Secretary Duncan to Participate in Innovation Summit Along with NBA All-Star Chris Paul and NBC Correspondent Andrea Mitchell

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders from across the country to discuss innovation in education at the "Reimagining Education: Empowering Learners in a Connected World" summit on Tuesday, May 28, at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

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May 24, 2013

Secretary Duncan to Co-Host School Safety Town Hall with Gov. Malloy in Hartford

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy at Classical Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., tomorrow to co-host a town hall on comprehensive school safety efforts.

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May 23, 2013

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit New Jersey’s Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, Conduct Roundtable on District’s Unique Approach to Educational Excellence

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will visit the Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains, N.J., on Thursday, May 23, to spotlight the school district’s transformative efforts to promote educational excellence for its students and meet their diverse needs and interests.

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May 21, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in Roundtable on Importance of Family and Community Engagement in Raising Academic Achievement

The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships’ Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director; Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships; and Ken Bedell, senior policy advisor; will host a roundtable on the value of family and community partnerships in helping to propel school improvement on Tuesday, May 21, at Cafécollege i

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May 18, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver Morgan State University Commencement Address

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address to more than 900 graduates during Morgan State University's commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Hughes Memorial Stadium on campus. Duncan will highlight Morgan State's accomplishments and the ongoing role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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May 16, 2013

Under Secretary Kanter to Deliver Commencement Address for Salem State's School of Graduate Studies

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address for the School of Graduate Studies at Salem State University Thursday in Salem, Mass.

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May 15, 2013

Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton to Discuss Social and Emotional Learning in Education Reform at Forum in Chicago

Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will attend the 2013 Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Forum and join a panel discussion on a new report being released on Wednesday, May 15, at 9 a.m., at the Mid-America Club in Chicago.

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May 13, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Visit Outdoor Classes at Southern Maryland's Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will observe environmental and agriculture education programs at the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center as he accompanies students from rural southern Maryland to the center Monday in Accokeek, Md.

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May 11, 2013

U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Deliver Commencement Address at Kentucky State University

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address to an estimated 450 graduates during ceremonies at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky. The 2013 commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Frankfort Civic Center.

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May 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Discuss National Service and Education Reform at City Year’s 5th Annual in School & on Track Leadership Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at City Year's 5th Annual “In School & On Track” Leadership Summit at 7:15 p.m., on Monday May 13, at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Secretary Duncan will highlight the need to expand young people’s civic engagement and how national service can play a role in helping to strengthen the quality of public education.

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May 09, 2013

Senior Officials to Travel to Orlando to Lead Discussions on Importance of Family and Community Engagement in Education

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, will lead two community discussions on the importance of family and community engagement in education on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in Orlando, Fla.

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May 09, 2013

Senior Officials to Travel to Orlando to Lead Discussions on Importance of Family and Community Engagement in Education

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, will lead two community discussions on the importance of family and community engagement in education on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in Orlando, Fla.

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May 09, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official Michael Yudin to Observe Mission Middle College Program to See How Bookshare Helps Students with Disabilities

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will visit Mission Middle College in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday where he will observe how the cutting-edge technology service Bookshare helps students with disabilities master academic content by making the world of print accessible through reading tec

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May 07, 2013

Acting Assistant Secretary For Special Education And Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin To Visit Sanger Unified School District

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will visit Sanger Unified School District in Sanger, Calif., on Tuesday, touring schools and meeting with Superintendent Marcus P.

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May 06, 2013

Under Secretary of Education to Address EdSource Symposium: Transforming Public Education: What’s Next for Students, Teachers and Schools

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give remarks at the 2013 EdSource symposium being help in partnership with the California State PTA on Saturday, May 4, at 1:15 p.m. PT in San Jose, Calif.

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May 06, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to Hold Series of Events in Detroit Area on Monday

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will travel to the Detroit area on Monday, May 6, for a series of events highlighting local education reform and the importance of investing in efforts to prepare all students to be successful in college and careers, starting from a student’s earliest years.

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May 06, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to Hold Series of Events in Detroit Area on Monday

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will travel to the Detroit area on Monday, May 6, for a series of events highlighting local education reform and the importance of investing in efforts to prepare all students to be successful in college and careers, starting from a student’s earliest years.

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May 06, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to Hold Series of Events in Detroit Area on Monday

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will travel to the Detroit area on Monday, May 6, for a series of events highlighting local education reform and the importance of investing in efforts to prepare all students to be successful in college and careers, starting from a student’s earliest years.

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May 04, 2013

Deputy Assistant Secretary John White to Give Commencement Address at Colorado Mountain College- Steamboat Springs

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will deliver remarks during the commencement ceremony at the Colorado Mountain College-Steamboat Springs Campus on Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. MT.

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May 06, 2013

U.S. Department of Education to Host Google Hangout With African American Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, Jim Shelton and the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, David J.

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May 03, 2013

Under Secretary Kanter to Deliver Hillsborough Community College Commencement Address

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremonies for Hillsborough Community College Friday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

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May 03, 2013

Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin to Give Remarks at the Perkins School for the Blind Science Fair in Watertown, MA

Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin will give remarks at the Perkins School for the Blind Science Fair in Watertown, Mass., on Friday, May 3. Yudin will discuss the importance of high academic standards, especially in math and science.

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