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March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Joins First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Education Stakeholders for Discussion on Promoting the HealthierUS School Challenge Program, and Advancing the First Lady's Let's Move! Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and education stakeholders for a conference call Wednesday, March 2 at 3 p.m. to discuss advancing the Let’s Move! initiative goal of doubling the number of schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge Program.

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March 01, 2011

3:00 PM Today: Duncan, Barnes, Psaki to Preview President Obama’s Upcoming Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at 3:00 PM, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, and Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki will hold a conference call to preview several of President Obama’s upcoming events.

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March 02, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Early Learning at the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference in Sacramento

U. S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks during the morning keynote conversation of the First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Conference, focusing on the theme “Stronger Together: Working Smarter PreK-12,” on Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Dr.

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March 02, 2011

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge to Testify on Employment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner Lynnae Ruttledge will testify on the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 430 Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C.

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March 02, 2011

Education Secretary Discusses Education Reform with Moderate Senate Democrats

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold a press conference with U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and other moderate Democrats at 9:15 a.m. on March 2 to outline specific goals for education reform. In addition to Sens.

March 02, 2011

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will Join the First Lady, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, Celebrities and the Cat In The Hat to Read Across America

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join First Lady Michelle Obama, National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel and celebrities to read to hundreds of elementary school students at the NEA’s 14th annual Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the Library of Congress.

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March 01, 2011

U.S. Education Officials to Host Listening Session with Tribal College, University Representatives

Under Secretary Martha Kanter and William Mendoza, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, will lead a delegation of U.S. education officials in hosting a special Listening Session for Tribal Colleges and Universities Tuesday at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont.

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March 01, 2011

Education Secretary to Testify Before Senate Budget Committee About FY2012 Budget Proposal

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the Senate Budget Committee about the Department’s Fiscal Year 2012 request on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. in Dirksen Senate Office Building room SD-608. Duncan’s testimony will highlight the critical importance of continued investment in education as well as the tough choices the Department has made to be fiscally responsible.

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February 28, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Forum on Meeting the Economic needs of the African American Community

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, on Capitol Hill. The topic of the forum is “Investing in Communities of Color.” Secretary Duncan’s panel will address meeting the economic needs of the African American Community.

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February 28, 2011

Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Mayor Johnson's 'State of Schools' Education Forum in Sacramento

Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum Monday at Sacramento's historic Guild Theater.

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