Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will discuss the need for coordinated teacher recruitment, preparation and evaluation across general and special education programs as part of remarks to the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE) Friday at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Senior Education Official to Highlight Technology-Powered Learning at Workforce Development Institute
Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will discuss technological advances in learning during the 18th annual Workforce Development Institute in Newport Beach, Calif. Chong will address the general session on Friday, Jan. 28, from 8-9 a.m. in the Plaza Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will engage reporters from rural communities and education writers who cover rural schools in a conversation about the importance of fixing the federal mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act that do not work for rural schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in a national press call on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Assistant Deputy Secretary to Give Keynote at Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of improving America's schools at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. His keynote address will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Kirkwood Adams Community Center.
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will open an exhibit of D.C. Public Schools student art works on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. with remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Department’s Barnard Auditorium. The exhibit will display artworks created by K–6th-grade students from 10 D.C. public schools.
John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will participate in today's event, "From urban models to rural solutions: a series of conversations," hosted by Sewanee: The University of the South. White will be joined by Marguerite W. Kondracke, CEO and president of America's Promise Alliance.
Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address the Equity and Diversity Summit hosted by the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center at Edvantia (ARCC) at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Hyatt Arlington Hotel in Arlington, Va.
NORTH CAROLINA, Durham— Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will join Urban Ministries of Durham for its annual count of homeless residents in Durham on Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, the date of the national “Point-in-Time” homeless count.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the 2011 National Mentoring Summit, "Achieving Academic and Social Success: Supporting Youth through Mentoring," hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MENTOR and the Harvard Mentoring Project on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m.