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June 09, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary to Address 96th Annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the 96th Annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference Wednesday in Hampton, Va. Secretary Duncan will focus on President Obama's agenda for school reform and the important role that ministers and other community leaders play in promoting educational excellence.

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June 09, 2010

Department Official to Discuss Innovations in Education at Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in the opening panel discussion titled, “Why Education is the New New Market” at the 2010 Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York on Wednesday, June 9.

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June 09, 2010

Education Under Secretary Kanter to Address Pennsylvania Governor's Conference on Higher Education

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will address the Leadership Dinner of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference on Higher Education in Lancaster, Pa., at the Lancaster County Convention Center on Wednesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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June 08, 2010

First Lady, Federal Agencies to Announce Administration-wide Summer Initiative to Target Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to launch the United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative on a conference call on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. ET. Dial In: 888-946-3811; Passcode: VOLUNTEER.

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June 08, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Address New York College Presidents' Policy Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's first College Presidents Policy Summit featuring the presidents of colleges and universities from the state of New York. Summit topic: “Rebuilding a 21st Century Economy through Opportunity and Innovation.”

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June 07, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver Remarks at Student's Art Exhibition Presented by VSA

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the value of the arts, a well-rounded curriculum and the inclusion of students with disabilities at the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of an art exhibition by students from around the world at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the Department’s Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W.

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June 05, 2010

Under Secretary Kanter to Keynote Palo Alto University's First Commencement

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will give the commencement address at Palo Alto University at 10:15 a.m. PT on Saturday, June 5, in Stanford, Calif.

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June 04, 2010

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings to Participate in Forum on Transforming American Education

Glenn Cummings, deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will participate in a forum entitled “Getting Back in the Race: Fixing American Education,” on Friday, June 4, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. The forum, which features eight leaders in U.S. education, will be moderated by Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.

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June 04, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Keynote Hispanic Business Magazine's Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will keynote the 8th annual Hispanic Business Magazine’s Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon, where she also will be honored as Woman of the Year. In her luncheon remarks, Meléndez de Santa Ana will discuss some of the core challenges facing the nation’s public schools and solutions to fix them.

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June 03, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit North Carolina, Keynote N.C. Central University HBCU Symposium, Visit Classroom and Hold Discussion on Teachers’ Jobs Bill

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the North Carolina Central University HBCU Symposium, titled Setting the Agenda for HBCUs, Thursday morning. At the symposium, Secretary Duncan will discuss the continuing importance and vitality of HBCUs, and the role they can play in boosting graduation rates and preparing minority students to become teachers.

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