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May 19, 2011

Under Secretary of Education to Discuss Value of Community Colleges at Southwestern Illinois College Commencement

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will share her views on the importance of higher education with the Southwestern Illinois College class of 2011 at the college's commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19. Kanter will address about 250 graduates at 7 p.m. on the school's campus in Belleville, Ill.

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May 19, 2011

U.S. Department Of Education Senior Official to Address Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Conference in New Orleans

Michael Robbins, senior advisor for nonprofit partnerships, will give remarks at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Conference in New Orleans on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. He will discuss how Boys and Girls Clubs and other community-based organizations can partner with schools to boost student engagement and academic success, and propel school improvement.

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May 19, 2011

U.S. Education Technology Director to Address Vermont Educators on National Education Technology Plan

Karen Cator, director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, will address a conference of the Vermont Superintendents Association and Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators regarding the National Education Technology Plan Thursday in Fairlee, Vt.

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May 18, 2011

Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton to Participate in Panel Discussion at New Schools-Aspen Institute Summit 2011

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton will participate in a panel discussing "Learning from Success and Failure" at the New Schools-Aspen Institute Summit at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, Calif.

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May 18, 2011

U.S. Education Department Officials to Address Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Conference

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretaries Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana and Alexa Posny and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris will address the 2011 Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

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May 17, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Join Congressman Steny Hoyer and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Hosting Town Hall Honoring Teachers and Calling on Local Students to Pursue Teaching Careers

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will participate in a TEACH Town Hall at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. Duncan will be joined by Congressman Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Bowie State President Dr. Mickey Burnim, other local leaders, educators, and students from Prince George's County Public Schools.

May 18, 2011

U.S. Education Official to Address Forum on English Language Learners with Special Needs

Rosalinda B. Barrera, assistant deputy secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, will deliver opening remarks at a forum Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nev., aimed at helping English language learners with special needs achieve their education potential.

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May 18, 2011

Education Under Secretary Joins Rep. Rush Holt to Host Town Hall at Mercer County Community College

Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter will join U.S. Rep. Rush Holt on Wednesday, May 18, to host a town hall with students and faculty from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and local higher education leaders and stakeholders. The town hall will be at 1 p.m. in MCCC's Conference Center Auditorium in West Windsor, N.J.

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May 18, 2011

Secretary Duncan to Help Recognize Exemplary Immigrant Integration Projects

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy E Pluribus Unum Prizes Awards Ceremony Wednesday in Washington. The award will recognize four exemplary immigrant integration projects that serve as models to others who are helping immigrants and their children join the mainstream of U.S.

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May 17, 2011

Senior Department Official to Participate in Wallace Foundation's "Reimagining the School Day: A Forum on More Time for Learning"

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, will co-lead a discussion on the policy considerations of extended learning time at the Wallace Foundation’s Reimagining the School Day: A Forum On More Time For Learning, at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, in Washington, D.C.