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December 03, 2010

Under Secretary Kanter to Address Maryland Association of Community Colleges’ Summit on Completion

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will make remarks at the closing session of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges’ Summit on Completion. The Summit is a follow-up to the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges , which was held Oct 5 and hosted by Dr. Jill Biden. Dr.

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December 03, 2010

Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Discuss Lasting Impact of Education with Students at New England Association of Schools and Colleges Conference in Boston

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, will deliver keynote remarks at an opening plenary session at the 125th Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in Boston, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.

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December 02, 2010

Education Department Assistant Secretary to Address Career and Technical Education Collaboration in Las Vegas in Las Vegas

Brenda Dann-Messier, the assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Las Vegas this week to participate in the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) 2010 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo. Dann-Messier will deliver the general session opening remarks on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m.

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December 01, 2010

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel to Visit Prince George’s County Middle School Implementing School Turnaround Model

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join National Education Association President, Dennis Van Roekel, for a classroom visit, turnaround roundtable discussion and press availability at G. James Gholson Middle School on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. in Landover, Md. G. James Gholson is one of four schools in Prince George's County, using a U.S.

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December 01, 2010

Education Secretary Duncan to Address Excellence in Action: A National Summit on Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give the keynote luncheon address at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's National Summit on Education Reform at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C. Duncan will discuss the need for bipartisan cooperation to advance education reform. A question and answer session will follow his remarks.

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November 30, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Deliver Remarks at Release of Dropout Prevention Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other public figures will deliver remarks at the release of a report from America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center entitled, "Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic."

November 30, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Visit North Carolina to Meet with American Indian Students, Parents, Education Officials, Tribal Leaders

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will visit North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, to meet with American Indian students, parents, education officials and tribal leaders. They will discuss education challenges facing American Indian students—from a rural to an urban perspective.

November 30, 2010

Department Officials to Open Federal Student Aid Annual Conference in Orlando

Three top U.S. Department of Education officials will kick off the 2010 Federal Student Aid (FSA) annual conference when they present opening remarks at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

November 30, 2010

Under Secretary of Education to Address Civic Engagement, 2020 Completion Goal at MDCC Presidents Convening

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will speak at the Maryland Campus Compact (MDCC) 2010 Presidents Convening in Owing Mills, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 12:40 p.m.

November 23, 2010

From Space Station, Astronauts to Speak with D.C. Students

As part of International Education Week activities, astronauts from the orbiting International Space Station will converse Tuesday with students from two Washington, D.C., middle schools about living and working in space.

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