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November 18, 2010

U. S. Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss Improving Achievement for English Language Learners at American Institutes for Research Symposium

The U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Special Education Programs, Melody Musgrove, will participate in a panel discussion at the American Institutes for Research (AIR)-English Language Learners Center symposium, which will focus on connecting research, practice and policy to improve achievement for English Language Learners.

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November 18, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan and Maryland Gov. O’Malley Join NEA President Van Roekel in Celebrating Teachers During American Education Week

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will join the National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel in celebrating teachers during American Education Week. They will visit Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., on Thursday, Nov.

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November 18, 2010

Secretary Duncan, Assistant Secretary Posny to Address 35th Anniversary Celebration of Special Education Law

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address a celebration recognizing the 35th anniversary of the law now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -- the landmark civil rights measure which today provides America's 6.6 million children and youth with disabilities with the right to a free appropriate public education.

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November 18, 2010

Assistant Secretary to give Remarks at the High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program 2010 National Conference

PHILADELPHIA—U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will give remarks at the High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program 2010 National Conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Philadelphia.

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November 17, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Discuss Ways to Boost Educational Productivity and Efficiency at American Enterprise Institute Forum

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will speak at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, for a forum entitled “Bang for the Buck in Schooling: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.” Following opening remarks, the Secretary will be joined by Superintendent Shawn A.

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November 17, 2010

Assistant Secretary Meléndez to Address Philadelphia Migrant Education Events

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver remarks at two events regarding migrant education -- both being held Wednesday at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, 17th & Race streets in Philadelphia.

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November 17, 2010

Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali to Open Two-Day Conference on Civil Rights and School Discipline

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will deliver opening remarks at a two-day conference on civil rights and school discipline, co-sponsored by the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Justice Department, Wednesday in San Francisco.

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November 17, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings to Keynote Maryland State Department of Education's Bullying and Harassment Conference

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will address the importance of creating safe, supportive school environments at the Maryland State Department of Education’s Bullying and Harassment Conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Church of Severn Run in Severn, Maryland.

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November 16, 2010

Rehabilitative Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Give Keynote Remarks at the Maine Statewide Training Conference

Lynnae Ruttledge, commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will give the keynote remarks at Maine's Statewide Training Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Augusta, Maine.

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November 15, 2010

Education Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 –Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit the River Terrace Elementary School in Washington, D.C. to urge passage of the child nutrition bill before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.

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