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March 11, 2011

Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in South-by-Southwest Conference in Austin

Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will speak on a panel entitled “Asleep in the Classroom? A Wake-up Call From the Future” at the 25th annual South by Southwest conference Friday, March 11 in Austin, Texas. The panel will address how technology helps keep students interested in school and infuse wonder and excitement back into learning.

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March 11, 2011

Department Senior Official to Discuss National Education Technology Plan at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 22nd International Conference

The U.S. Department of Education’s Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator will conduct a discussion billed as “A Conversation with Karen Cator” around the topics in the National Education Technology Plan.

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March 10, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss White House Conference on Bullying Prevention During National Press Call

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will discuss the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention during a national press call at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 10. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S.

March 10, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify Before House Appropriations Committee about FY2012 Budget Proposal

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the House Appropriations Committee about the Department’s Fiscal Year 2012 request on Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m. in Rayburn House Office Building room 2358-B. Duncan will appear before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

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March 10, 2011

Department of Education Assistant Secretary to Conduct Listening Session on Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act at Henry Ford Community College

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier will conduct a listening session at Henry Ford Community College Thursday, March 10 in Dearborn, Mich. Dr. Dann-Messier will host a two-hour meeting to solicit feedback from partners and constituents on the role of the Carl D.

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March 09, 2011

Lone Star College- University Park to Host U.S. Department of Education's Second Regional Community College Summit

Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s second regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 9. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 10 surrounding states to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges. U.S.

March 09, 2011

Education Secretary to Discuss Fixing No Child Left Behind with House Education and Workforce Committee

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will highlight the need to fix No Child Left Behind during his testimony before the full House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The hearing, “The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education,” will be held in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

March 08, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Participate in Forum on STEM Education Hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will participate in a forum hosted by Congresswoman Donna Edwards, D-Md., on the importance of helping students master Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) inside and outside the classroom and pursue professions in those fields.

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March 08, 2011

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Provide Opening Remarks at 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will give opening remarks at the Education Network Meeting for the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Tuesday, March 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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