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June 29, 2010

Department Senior Official to Give Keynote Address at Conference on Preventing Bullying and Building Culture of Respect Among Students

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will share the Department's plans for helping create safe school learning environments at the New England Center for School Climate & Learning's seminar "How Schools are Preventing Bullying, Building Respect & Engaging All Students" on Tuesday, June 29 in Meredith,

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June 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Address Institute of Education Sciences Annual Research Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Institute of Education Science's (IES) fifth annual research conference June 29 in National Harbor, Md. IES is the research, evaluation and statistics arm of the Department.

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June 28, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Officials to Participate in Panel for National Association of College and University Attorneys

Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary Carmel Martin and General Counsel Charles Rose will be participating in a panel for the National Association of College and University Attorneys discussing the current legal and policy issues related to higher education in the Department of Education, including legislative and regulatory issues and initiatives.

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June 28, 2010

Senior Advisor to the Secretary to Address Texas Education Conference in Keynote Speech

Jo Anderson, senior advisor to Secretary Duncan, will deliver the keynote address at the First Annual District Awards for Teacher Excellence Summer Institute in San Antonio this Monday. Anderson plans to discuss strategic, performance-based competition for teachers in a speech to school officials representing various districts in the state.

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June 25, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Visit Bay Area: Meet with Educators, Congresswoman; Deliver Commencement Addresses

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit California’s Bay Area Friday, meeting with educators and U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey in the afternoon, then stressing the value of a college education during two commencement addresses Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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June 24, 2010

U.S. Education Official to Address Skills USA Conference

Glenn Cummings, deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will deliver the keynote address at the SkillsUSA Youth Development Foundation Awards and Recognition Luncheon for the 46th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on Thursday in Kansas City.

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June 24, 2010

In Detroit Thursday: U.S. Education Official to Discuss School Reform from Civil Rights Perspective

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in a panel discussion Thursday in Detroit, entitled, “Education as a Civil and Human Right: Public Policy and Michigan Schools.” Educators, legislators and community leaders have been invited to the event sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

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June 24, 2010

U.S. Education Department Civil Rights Official to Address California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs' Spring Professional Development Institute

Ricardo Soto, with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, will address an opening session of the California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs’ (CAASFEP) professional development institute Thursday, June 24 in Monterey, Calif. Soto will talk about English language learners and civil rights.

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June 23, 2010

Senior Education Department Officials Martha Kanter and Kiran Ahuja to Give Remarks at the First Annual 2010 Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Higher Education Summit

Under Secretary Martha Kanter and Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Kiran Ahuja will each give remarks at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Higher Education Summit: Access and Success: A Discussion on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Higher Education on Wednesday, June 23.

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June 23, 2010

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Brenda Dann-Messier to Speak at Literacy Day in Baltimore Conference

Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give the keynote address at Literacy Day in Baltimore on Wednesday, June 23 at Wheeler Auditorium. The conference, “Why Grandma Can’t Read? – Intergenerational Illiteracy in Baltimore,” is sponsored by Baltimore Reads. Inc., Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Dyslexia Tutoring Program.

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