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July 02, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and New York Times’ David Leonhardt to Discuss Wide Range of Education Issues at Aspen Ideas Festival

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will participate in a Q-and-A with New York Times (NYT) editor David Leonhardt at 2:40 p.m. MT, Wednesday, July 2, at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

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July 02, 2014

1960s Freedom Riders to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Civil Rights Bus Ride

A half-century ago, courageous civil rights activists rode Greyhound and Trailways buses into the segregated South, enduring brutal beatings by the Ku Klux Klan, fire bombings and the wrath of Birmingham (Alabama) Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor. They came to be known as “Freedom Riders.”

June 27, 2014

Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to Address UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit

Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) will give the opening keynote address at the UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, June 27.

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June 27, 2014

Senior U.S. Education Officials to Participate in Several Events as Part of the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education Conference

Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET) will visit Atlanta June 27-29 to participate in several events as part of the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

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June 27, 2014

Senior U.S. Education Official Michael Yudin to Join Discussion on Successful Partnerships at New England Workplace Inclusion and Equality Summit

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will join a panel discussion on building successful partnerships to help individuals with disabilities enjoy competitive integrated employment at the New England Workplace Inclusion and Equality Summit on Friday, June 27, in Providence, Rho

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June 26, 2014

Education Senior Officials to Testify at Senate Hearing on Efforts to Address Campus Sexual Violence

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education will testify Thursday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the Department's efforts to address campus sexual violence.

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June 25, 2014

Senior U.S. Education Officials to Deliver Keynote Remarks at the National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators, Inc. Technical Assistance Workshop

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Executive Director George Cooper and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs James T. Minor will deliver remarks at the National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators, Inc. Annual Technical Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, June 25, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel.

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June 25, 2014

Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Discuss the Department's Higher Education Priorities and Accreditation at CHEA Summer Workshop

U.S. Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will give remarks on the Administration's higher education priorities and their impact on accreditation at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's (CHEA) 2014 summer workshop at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, in Washington, D.C. A question and answer session will follow.

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June 25, 2014

Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Discuss Value of Strong Leadership in Education Reform at Dartmouth College’s Leadership Conference

Deb Delisle, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, will give remarks on the value of strong leadership in education reform at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Leadership Institute on Wednesday, June 25, in New Hampshire.

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June 23, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada to Discuss Importance of Communities in Education Reform

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, for a conversation on place-based programs, such as Promise Neighborhoods, on Monday, June 23, in Arlington, Va.

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