December 19, 2013Secretary Arne Duncan and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Host Conference Call with State Governors to Discuss Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grants to Build Statewide Systems of High-Quality Early Learning
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join Governors from winning states to discuss the 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) fund to improve access to high-quality early learning and development programs throughout their states.
December 17, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a press call on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET to highlight the results of the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) 2013 report. He will be joined by Mike Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools.
December 17, 2013Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session to Improve Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults
Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Chicago, Ill., on Wed., Dec. 18, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults.
December 13, 2013Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley To Participate in Education Roundtable at the University of California -Davis on President Obama's College Ratings Proposal
U.S. Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will join U.S. Reps. John Garamendi and Ami Bera in a roundtable discussion at UC-Davis on the Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families.
December 13, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Chicago on Monday for a pair of events.
December 11, 2013Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez to Promote Skills Training and Economic Development in Detroit Area
DETROIT – On Thursday, Dec. 12, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Detroit area to highlight innovative community college training programs and help launch a new campaign to encourage economic development in the city. The visit is part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to enhance local economic revitalization and ensure that existing resources effectively support local priorities.
December 11, 2013
The President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic will meet today to review its 2013-2016 strategic plan, including activities and engagement efforts for 2014 on key priorities. For an agenda, click here.
December 6, 2013Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Participate in Inaugural Latino Leadership Conference in Rockville, Md.
Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will participate in the Montgomery Community Television/Montgomery Community Media's inaugural Latino Leadership Conference on Monday, Dec. 9, in Rockville, Md.
December 5, 2013Acting Deputy Secretary of Education to Discuss Education Priorities at National Conference of State Legislatures’ Fall Forum in Washington, D.C.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will discuss the Department's education priorities and answer questions from state legislators and legislative staff at the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Fall Forum on Friday, Dec. 6, in Washington, D.C. The forum, which began on Dec. 4 and concludes on Dec.
December 4, 2013U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City as Part of Partners in Progress Tour Highlighting America's Best Ideas in Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 5, to listen to students, teachers and community leaders discuss the encouraging progress they have made, the challenges they have overcome and their goals for the future. The visit is part of Secretary Duncan's Partners in Progress tour, which highlights America's ingenuity in education at work.
December 4, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., Wednesday where he will spotlight efforts to make college more affordable, promote high academic standards and strengthen career-technical education. He will deliver a pair of speeches and visit noteworthy local schools.
December 2, 2013U.S. Education Secretary to Discuss Programme for International Student Assessment Results (PISA) at Newseum Event
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the PISA Day release event at 10 a.m. at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C. where he will join OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría to discuss the implications of the 2012 PISA results for American students and students internationally.
December 2, 2013Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, to Receive Baruch College Education Advocate of the Year Award
Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will receive a leadership award from Baruch College on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in New York. Ceja will be among three people honored for their careers in public service and professional contributions to the city, state, and nation at its annual community reception.