July 2014

July 24, 2014

Deputy Education Secretary and Other Senior Officials to Participate in National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati

Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton, along with other senior officials, will participate in the 2014 National Urban League annual conference in Cincinnati. Shelton will give remarks at a town hall titled “Engage to Achieve” on Friday, July 25, at 8:15 a.m.

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July 24, 2014

Deputy Education Secretary and Other Senior Officials to Participate in National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati

Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton, along with other senior officials, will participate in the 2014 National Urban League annual conference in Cincinnati. Shelton will give remarks at a town hall titled “Engage to Achieve” on Friday, July 25, at 8:15 a.m.

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July 23, 2014

U.S. Department of Education’s Let's Read! Let's Move! Summer Series Goes to Space: Students’ Futures Take Flight as They Learn and Train like Astronauts with Celebrity Guests at the National Air and Space Museum

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for another 2014 Let's Read! Let's Move! field trip in his neighborhood, which is part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity. Duncan will join the museum’s Chief Curator Peter L. Jakab, U.S.

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July 23, 2014

Department to Host Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at Student Art Exhibit Opening

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will present Museums: pARTners in Learning, with a program and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Department’s headquarters at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23.

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July 20, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Discuss College Affordability at NAACP Annual Convention in Las Vegas

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will participate in a panel discussion at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) annual convention in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 20.

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July 22, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Honor U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots, and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Mark Schaefer will honor the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 22, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

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July 17, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Give Keynote Address at Hispanic National Bar Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will give the keynote address at the Hispanic National Bar Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, in Washington, D.C.

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July 15, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Give Remarks at Justice Department and Howard University Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to give remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at an event co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Howard University at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, in Washington, D.C.

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July 12, 2014

Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Give Remarks at Western Governors University Commencement Ceremony

U.S. Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will give the keynote address at Western Governors University's (WGU) commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. MT on Saturday, July 12, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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July 13, 2014

Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Serve as Panelist at Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Summit for Leaders in Advancement

Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will serve on a panel titled, “The Challenges We Face … The Mission We Share” at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 13, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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July 10, 2014

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Deliver Remarks at 2014 NAESP Best Practices for Better Schools National Conference

Deb Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, will deliver remarks at the opening general session of the 2014 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Best Practices for Better Schools conference on Thursday, July 10, in Nashville, Tennessee. After welcoming the group, Delisle will provide updates on the Department’s preschool-12 work.

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July 10, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Discuss Equity Issues and Partnerships at National Academy Foundation’s NEXT Conference

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give keynote remarks at the National Academy Foundation’s NEXT annual conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, in Washington, D.C. A Q-and-A session will follow his remarks.

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July 09, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Discuss Results of PISA International Assessment of Student Financial Literacy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the results of an international assessment on student financial literacy Wednesday at a conference hosted by George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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July 09, 2014

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans to Serve on Panel at National Action Network’s Policy and Legislative Conference

David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA), will participate on a panel at the National Action Network’s (NAN) Education Policy Forum at 10:30 a.m.

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July 09, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education To Kick Off Let's Read! Let's Move! Summer Series with a Field Trip to the National Museum of the American Indian

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is kicking off the first 2014 Let's Read! Let's Move! event with a field trip in his neighborhood to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on Wednesday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m.

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July 07, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Host Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Equity

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will host a roundtable discussion with teachers and principals from around the country on Monday, July 7 to hear about their experiences and how to incorporate promising practices to support educators in high-need schools. The event will address the importance of providing all students access to great educators.

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July 02, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and New York Times’ David Leonhardt to Discuss Wide Range of Education Issues at Aspen Ideas Festival

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will participate in a Q-and-A with New York Times (NYT) editor David Leonhardt at 2:40 p.m. MT, Wednesday, July 2, at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

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