September 2013

September 30, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Discuss Key Education Priorities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the 36th Annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Conference Monday in Washington D.C. He will discuss the administration's key education priorities, including President Obama's proposal to expand access to early childhood education and make college more affordable.

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September 30, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss First Term Education Investments and Second Term Priorities During National Press Club Speech

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the administration's first-term education investments, highlight the hard work and innovative ideas he has seen in schools across the country, and outline the Education Department’s work ahead at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 30, during a National Press Club Speakers' Newsmaker Event in Washington, D.C.

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September 27, 2013

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to Hold Panel Discussion on Efforts to Create and Support Diversity in Higher Education

On Friday, September 27, senior leaders from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice will host a panel discussion titled "Creating and Supporting Diversity in Higher Education." The event will coincide with the release of "Questions and Answers About Fisher v.

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September 27, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Introduce Ernest Green at 4th Annual The HistoryMakers Go Back to School Program at H. D. Woodson High School in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit H.D. Woodson High School at 8:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, to give remarks at the 4th Annual Back to School with The HistoryMakers program.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Visit National Blue Ribbon School in Topsham, Maine; Address Rural Community Colleges Conference in Newry

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Maine where on Thursday he will visit the newly recognized National Blue Ribbon School in Topsham.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Visit National Blue Ribbon School in Topsham, Maine; Address Rural Community Colleges Conference in Newry

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Maine where on Thursday he will visit the newly recognized National Blue Ribbon School in Topsham.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Give Remarks at National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the opening plenary session of the National HBCU Week Conference at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the enduring and the evolving role of HBCUs, as well as the need for HBCUs to be centers of innovation, entrepreneurship, STEM and international education.

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September 26, 2013

Senior Official to Participate in Cradle to Career Network Convening to Highlight Importance of Community Partnerships in Education Reform

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in a panel discussion at Strive Network’s Cradle to Career Network Convening in Dallas on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Help Fill 1,000 Backpacks with Food for Hungry Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in an event to raise awareness of the impact of food insecurity on learning on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the plaza at the U.S. Department of Education’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary Celebrates 40 Years of Learning Under Section 504

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will highlight the importance of Section 504 by engaging students with disabilities to hear about the impact the law has had on their lives.

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September 26, 2013

U.S. Education Secretary to Give Remarks at the Third Annual National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give remarks at the third annual National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va.

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September 25, 2013

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Discuss Closing the Achievement Gap at Symposium in San Jose

Executive Director Alejandra Ceja will give remarks at the SJ/SV 2020 Symposium titled "Closing the Achievement Gap" on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m., in San Jose. She will discuss the next steps in improving the academic achievement of Latino students.

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September 25, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Announce 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will present the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. During his presentation of the Broad Prize, Duncan will give brief remarks commending school districts that are pursuing district-wide reforms to improve public education.

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September 24, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Participate in Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the third annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge national gathering at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. During the gathering, Duncan will discuss the challenge, its successes and the Administration’s commitment to interfaith service work in higher education.

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September 23, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official to Hold Town Hall on Education at Georgia State University, Visit High School

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Atlanta Monday where he will tour a local high school and hold a town hall on education reform at Georgia State University.

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September 23, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official to Hold Town Hall on Education at Georgia State University, Visit High School

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Atlanta Monday where he will tour a local high school and hold a town hall on education reform at Georgia State University.

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September 23, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official to Hold Town Hall on Education at Georgia State University, Visit High School

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Atlanta Monday where he will tour a local high school and hold a town hall on education reform at Georgia State University.

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September 23, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official to Hold Town Hall on Education at Georgia State University, Visit High School

Massie Ritsch, acting assistant secretary for communications and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will travel to Atlanta Monday where he will tour a local high school and hold a town hall on education reform at Georgia State University.

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September 23, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan To Discuss Investments in Early Learning to Strengthen the Nation’s Economy at National Business Leader Summit in Atlanta

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will attend the 2013 National Business Leader Summit in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, Sept. 23, where he will discuss the importance of investment in early learning to strengthen the economy and global competitiveness.

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September 23, 2013

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address International Education Community

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at a workshop on international education at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, in Washington, D.C. She will discuss the Department’s international strategy, “Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement,” focusing on the objective to ensure that all U.S. students acquire broad global competencies.

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September 23, 2013

Senior U.S. Education Official to Visit Pine Haven Elementary in Bauxite, Ark., to Discuss Early Learning

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Libby Doggett will visit Pine Haven Elementary School in Bauxite, Ark., on Monday Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. for a tour and discussion on the importance of early learning. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, state Sen.

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September 20, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Address Time Summit on Higher Education in New York City

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks and answer questions at the TIME Summit on Higher Education on Friday, Sept. 20, at Time Warner Center in New York City, New York.

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September 20, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks at National Principal of the Year Gala in Arlington, Va

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the National Association of Secondary School Principals' (NASSP) National Principal of the Year awards gala on Friday, Sept. 20, in Arlington, Va. He will recognize the exemplary work of principals across the country who have taken on the challenge and commitment to lead.

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September 19, 2013

Education Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo to Address Southern Vermont University’s Constitution Day Celebration

Eric Waldo, the U.S. Education Department’s deputy chief of staff for policies and programs, will give remarks at Southern Vermont University’s Constitution Day celebration tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in Bennington, Vt.

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September 18, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Tour Schools Wednesday, Address Kansas City Conference Thursday

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S.

September 18, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Tour Schools Wednesday, Address Kansas City Conference Thursday

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S.

September 18, 2013

U.S. Rural Education Official to Tour Schools Wednesday, Address Kansas City Conference Thursday

John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S.

September 18, 2013

Under Secretary Martha Kanter to Address National Summit on Hispanic Early Learning

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give opening remarks at the National Summit on Hispanic Early Learning in Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 a.m.

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September 17, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Role of Technology in Learning at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference in New York

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join a conversation with David Leonhardt, The New York Times Washington bureau chief and former columnist, at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference “Virtual U: The Coming of Age of Online Education,” on Tuesday, Sept.17 at 3 p.m.

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September 17, 2013

Special Advisor to the Secretary on College Access to Address College Access Network Conference

Greg Darnieder, Special Advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, will address the National College Access Network’s (NCAN) national conference, “Turn Up the Volume: College Access for All,” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. CT, in Nashville, Tenn.

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