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January 21, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Host College Access Town Hall in Hartford

On Tuesday, January 21, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford, Conn., for a college access town hall to engage with students, college counselors, and state and local leaders—including Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sens.

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January 21, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session in Fall River, Mass. Aimed at Improving Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Fall River, Mass., on Tues., January 21, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults. She will give opening remarks at 10 a.m., followed by remarks from U.S.

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January 20, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary to Observe Federal Holiday by Participating in City Year's Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks and participate in City Year Washington, D.C.'s Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Service Day. The event, which will take place from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 20, at Coolidge High School in the District, will commemorate the civil rights movement and honor the life and work of Dr. King.

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January 15, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session Aimed at Improving Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Cleveland, Miss., on Wed., January 15, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults.

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January 14, 2014

Department to Open Student Art Exhibit and Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for National PTA's Reflections Program Winners

For nearly half a century, the National PTA has inspired millions of students to become involved in the arts through its Reflections Program, and each year many of the winners are recognized at the U.S. Department of Education with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open an exhibit of their artwork. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Acting U.S.

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January 15, 2014

The White House and U.S. Department of Education to Host Education Datapalooza

In August, President Obama outlined an ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs and make college affordable for American families. As a part of this plan, the President called on the U.S.

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January 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Assessment Governing Board Education Summit for Parent Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver keynote remarks at the Education Summit for Parent Leaders hosted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). Duncan will discuss the role of parents in demanding the schools their children deserve.

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January 13, 2014

Secretary Duncan to Seek Feedback on Higher Ed Affordability, College Rating System During #StuVoice Twitter Chat

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will moderate a one-hour #stuvoice Twitter chat on Monday to gather feedback from students on how to keep college affordable and how the administration’s college rating system can be useful for students and families.

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January 08, 2014

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Host Engagement Session to Improve Foundation Skills of U.S. Adults

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will host an engagement session in Redwood City, Calif., on Wed., January 8, to gather input for developing a national plan to improve the preparedness of low-skilled U.S. adults.

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January 08, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Holder to Make Announcement and Hold Roundtable on Solutions to Enhance School Climate/Improve Discipline Policies and Practices During Visit to Baltimore

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss school climate and discipline on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. Duncan and Holder will participate in a roundtable discussion with students and deliver remarks during an event with civil rights advocates and local community members.

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