August 2014

August 27, 2014

Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Host Town Hall on the Value of Arts in Education in Concord, California

Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will host a town hall, titled “The Value of Arts Education: A Conversation with Students and Parents,” at 10:45 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord, California.

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August 25, 2014

Deputy Assistant Secretary Libby Doggett to Discuss Early Learning in Keynote Remarks at National League of Cities Community Conversation in Kansas City, Missouri

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Libby Doggett will deliver keynote remarks at the National League of Cities (NLC) Talk, Read, Play, Everyday Community Conversation in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, Aug. 25 at 10:15 a.m. CT.

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August 21, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education to Participate in Panel Discussion with Educators and Discuss Steps to Help in the Transition to New Standards and Assessments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks and participate in a panel discussion with local educators on Thursday, Aug. 21, at Jefferson Academy Middle School in Washington, D.C.

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August 21, 2014

Deputy Assistant Secretary to Give Keynote Remarks at Head Start Pre-Service Event in San Antonio

Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education, will give the keynote address at the city of San Antonio’s 2014-15 Head Start Pre-Service event at 11:15 a.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 21, in San Antonio, Texas.

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August 21, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Deliver Opening Remarks at 50th Anniversary of the Federal TRIO Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks at a symposium to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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August 20, 2014

U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Deb Delisle to Speak at National Council of State Legislators Annual Legislative Summit in Minneapolis

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver extensions, renewals and implementation at the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL) Annual Legislative Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. CT.

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August 18, 2014

Education Secretary Duncan, Interior Secretary Jewell to Visit School in Maine for Discussion on Reform Efforts to Help Native American Students

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to visit Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry, Maine on Monday, August 18 to discuss ongoing educational reform initiatives to ensure students attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools receive a high quality education delivered by tribal natio

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August 18, 2014

Education Officials Begin Second Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’

Senior Department of Education officials will visit ten schools and conduct two listening sessions in West Virginia and Kentucky from August 18-22 as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of U.S.

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August 18, 2014

Education Officials Begin Second Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’

Senior Department of Education officials will visit ten schools and conduct two listening sessions in West Virginia and Kentucky from August 18-22 as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of U.S.

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August 18, 2014

Education Officials Begin Second Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’

Senior Department of Education officials will visit ten schools and conduct two listening sessions in West Virginia and Kentucky from August 18-22 as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of U.S.

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August 18, 2014

Education Officials Begin Second Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’

Senior Department of Education officials will visit ten schools and conduct two listening sessions in West Virginia and Kentucky from August 18-22 as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of U.S.

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August 18, 2014

Education Officials Begin Second Annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour – ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’

Senior Department of Education officials will visit ten schools and conduct two listening sessions in West Virginia and Kentucky from August 18-22 as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour of U.S.

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August 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Will Hold Press Conference Call Today to Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call on Wednesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. ET to make an announcement about a new grant competition to support states - including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – in building, developing and expanding voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families.

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August 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Highlight New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool During Visit to Early Learning Center and Community Conversation in Pittsburgh on Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Mayor William Peduto in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, August 13 to visit early learning classrooms, meet with early childhood education providers, parents and community members and hold a media availability at the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center at the Hill House Association.

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August 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Highlight New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool During Visit to Early Learning Center and Community Conversation in Pittsburgh on Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Mayor William Peduto in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, August 13 to visit early learning classrooms, meet with early childhood education providers, parents and community members and hold a media availability at the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center at the Hill House Association.

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August 15, 2014

U.S. Department of Education to Host Fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit

The U.S. Department of Education will host the fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention”—on Friday, Aug. 15, at its headquarters, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.

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August 07, 2014

Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Serve as Panelist at State Higher Education Executive Officers Annual Policy Conference

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will serve as a panelist at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Higher Education Policy Conference at 8:30 a.m. MT on Thursday, Aug. 7, in Denver, Colorado.

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August 06, 2014

U.S. Education Department’s International Affairs Director to Address FinnFest USA’s Education Forum in Minneapolis

Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the secretary and director of the U.S. Department of Education’s International Affairs Office, will address the 2014 FinnFest USA’s education forum Wednesday in Minneapolis.

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August 06, 2014

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Deliver Keynote Address at Asian American Psychological Association Annual Convention

Kiran Ahuja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), will deliver the keynote remarks at the Asian American Psychological Association annual convention on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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August 05, 2014

Senior Education Department Officials to Participate in New America Alliance American Latino National Summit in San Antonio

The U.S. Education Department’s Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, as well as Alejandra Ceja and Marco Davis from the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will participate in the second American Latino National Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in San Antonio, Texas.

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August 05, 2014

Senior Education Department Officials to Participate in New America Alliance American Latino National Summit in San Antonio

The U.S. Education Department’s Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, as well as Alejandra Ceja and Marco Davis from the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will participate in the second American Latino National Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in San Antonio, Texas.

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August 05, 2014

Senior Education Department Officials to Participate in New America Alliance American Latino National Summit in San Antonio

The U.S. Education Department’s Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, as well as Alejandra Ceja and Marco Davis from the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will participate in the second American Latino National Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in San Antonio, Texas.

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August 01, 2014

Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton to Discuss My Brother’s Keeper Initiative at National Association of Black Journalists Conference in Boston

Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will give panel remarks at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Conference today, Aug. 1, in Boston.

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