April 2014

April 30, 2014

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon to Visit Two California Universities to Highlight Successes in Addressing Community Responses to Sexual Assault

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will visit two California universities this week as part of a nationwide university tour by Obama Administration officials to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. Lhamon will discuss the work of the U.S.

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April 30, 2014

Assistant Education Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Discuss Career and Technical Education Pathways During National Conference on Integrated Basic Education and Skills in Bellevue, Wash.

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, will moderate a panel with local community college students at the National Conference on Integrated Basic Skills Pathways on Wednesday, April 30, in Bellevue, Wash.

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April 30, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Testify on Education Budget Request before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify on the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget request for education before the Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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April 28, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Address 2014 Building a GradNation Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the 2014 Building a GradNation Summit sponsored by the America's Promise Alliance Monday in Washington, D.C.  Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will also participate in a panel discussion at the event.

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April 28, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Address 2014 Building a GradNation Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the 2014 Building a GradNation Summit sponsored by the America's Promise Alliance Monday in Washington, D.C.  Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will also participate in a panel discussion at the event.

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April 28, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Give Opening Remarks at Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education, will discuss the administration's priorities around workforce development, education and training during opening remarks at the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Conference on Monday, April 28, in Santa Fe, N.M.

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April 28, 2014

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Address Fordham University Conference on the Value of Liberal Arts Education

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will discuss the role a liberal arts education plays in the Administration's key higher education policy initiatives at a Fordham University conference at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in New York City.

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April 25, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Marco Davis to Deliver Remarks at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders

Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative, will deliver remarks at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Jackson State University.

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April 25, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Speak at Town Hall at Dunbar High School

Secretary Arne Duncan will join White House Director of Policy Cecilia Munoz, teachers and educators to discuss the importance of supporting high-quality teachers at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 25.

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April 25, 2014

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director to Discuss Administration’s Commitment to Increasing Academic Success of Latino Students at Annual College Board Prepárate Conference in Atlanta

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director Alejandra Ceja will participate in a panel discussion at the eighth annual College Board Prepárate Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, April 25.

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April 24, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Travel to Memphis to Discuss Important Role HBCUs Play in Advancing Educational Success of African American Males

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will visit LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis on Thursday, April 24, to kick off SchoolSeed’s speaker series.

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April 24, 2014

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss Department’s Work and Administration’s Commitment to Education Reform and Preparing Students for 21st-Century Careers

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will participate in panel discussions on Thursday and Friday, April 24−25, at Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative’s 2014 Education Think Tank in Cambridge, Mass. The panels will focus on educational challenges in the 21st century and ensuring students have the necessary skills for 21st-century careers.

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April 24, 2014

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss Department’s Work and Administration’s Commitment to Education Reform and Preparing Students for 21st-Century Careers

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will participate in panel discussions on Thursday and Friday, April 24−25, at Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative’s 2014 Education Think Tank in Cambridge, Mass. The panels will focus on educational challenges in the 21st century and ensuring students have the necessary skills for 21st-century careers.

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April 24, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Encourage D.C. High School Students to Focus on STEM Studies as Part of USA Science & Engineering Festival Kickoff

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address students at McKinley Technology High School Thursday in Washington, D.C., encouraging them to study the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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April 24, 2014

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon to Keynote National Federation of the Blind Disability Law Symposium

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will deliver the keynote address at the National Federation of the Blind’s 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on Thursday, April 24, in Baltimore, Md.

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April 23, 2014

Leaders of White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Speak at Launch of Report Series Examining State of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

Kiran Ahuja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and Daphne Kwok, chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs, will be among the featured speakers Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at the

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April 23, 2014

Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Speak at U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will participate in a discussion at the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference on Wednesday April 23, 2014 in Washington DC. Shelton will discuss the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to prepare students for future careers in the field. Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer, U.S.

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April 22, 2014

Obama Administration to Announce 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awards

Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, April 22, in announcing via webcast the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

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April 21, 2014

U.S. Educational Technology Director Richard Culatta to Participate in 2014 Education Innovation Summit

Richard Culatta, director of the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Educational Technology, will participate in the 2014 Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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April 22, 2014

Obama Administration to Announce 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awards

Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, April 22, in announcing via webcast the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

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April 18, 2014

Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director of HBCU White House Initiative, to Lead Panel at National Council on Educating Black Children’s Annual Convention in New Orleans

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will moderate a panel at the annual convention of the National Council on Educating Black Children at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April, 18, in New Orleans. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.

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April 17, 2014

Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs to Keynote University of Massachusetts’s Distinguished International Lecture Series

Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the Secretary and director of international affairs, will discuss the “U.S. Department of Education’s International Strategy: Succeeding Globally through Education and Engagement” on April 17 at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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April 14, 2014

Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon to Highlight the Importance of Civil Rights in Education During Two Panel Discussions at UCLA and the Mendez Learning Center

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will visit Los Angeles on Monday, April 14, to participate in two panel discussions on the importance of civil rights in education. The first panel is at 11:30 a.m.

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April 14, 2014

Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon to Highlight the Importance of Civil Rights in Education During Two Panel Discussions at UCLA and the Mendez Learning Center

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will visit Los Angeles on Monday, April 14, to participate in two panel discussions on the importance of civil rights in education. The first panel is at 11:30 a.m.

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April 14, 2014

Acting Under Secretary of Education Jamienne Studley to Speak in Orlando at the Association of Governing Boards’ National Conference on Trusteeship

National Conference on Trusteeship with AGB President Rick Legon at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 14, in Orlando, Fla. Studley will discuss the president’s proposal to develop a college rating system that informs students and encourages institutions to improve and innovate. She will also discuss other department initiatives relating to higher education.

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April 12, 2014

Acting Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Speak in Chicago at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference on Quality in Higher Education

Acting Under Secretary of Education Jamienne Studley will deliver remarks during the Presidents Program Luncheon at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Annual Conference on Quality in Higher Education on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Chicago.

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