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June 04, 2010

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings to Participate in Forum on Transforming American Education

Glenn Cummings, deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will participate in a forum entitled “Getting Back in the Race: Fixing American Education,” on Friday, June 4, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. The forum, which features eight leaders in U.S. education, will be moderated by Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.

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June 04, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Keynote Hispanic Business Magazine's Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will keynote the 8th annual Hispanic Business Magazine’s Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon, where she also will be honored as Woman of the Year. In her luncheon remarks, Meléndez de Santa Ana will discuss some of the core challenges facing the nation’s public schools and solutions to fix them.

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June 03, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Visit North Carolina, Keynote N.C. Central University HBCU Symposium, Visit Classroom and Hold Discussion on Teachers’ Jobs Bill

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will keynote the North Carolina Central University HBCU Symposium, titled Setting the Agenda for HBCUs, Thursday morning. At the symposium, Secretary Duncan will discuss the continuing importance and vitality of HBCUs, and the role they can play in boosting graduation rates and preparing minority students to become teachers.

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June 03, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Discuss Priorities and Best Practices for Early Learning at Investing in Children Summit in New Orleans

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will discuss the Obama administration’s priorities for early learning and best practices seen in programs across the United States at a summit presented by the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

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June 02, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary to Address U.S.-India Business Council's 35th Anniversary Summit & D.C.'s Banneker High Commencement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will appear at two events Wednesday in Washington. At 10:30 a.m., he will speak to the U.S.-India Business Council's 35th Anniversary Summit, stressing the importance of international collaboration to improve education. That afternoon, he will deliver the commencement address to the graduating class from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.

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June 02, 2010

Assistant Deputy Secretary to Keynote School Safety and Violence Prevention Conference, Discuss Importance of Safe Schools

Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of school safety and its impact on learning at the second annual School Safety and Violence Prevention Conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, in Commerce City, Colo.

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June 02, 2010

U.S. Education Department Senior Official to Discuss ESEA Reauthorization and Tour Schools During Visit to Gainesville, Florida

U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary Massie Ritsch will tour two schools and meet with the Gainesville Florida Chamber of Commerce during a visit to Gainesville on Wednesday, June 2.

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May 28, 2010

Assistant Secretary of Education Alexa Posny to Discuss Reauthorization of ESEA, IDEA at Indiana Education Forum

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Alexa Posny will deliver remarks and participate in a Q&A at an education forum on Friday, May 28 in Bloomington, Ind. Dr. Posny will discuss the priorities in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and how it will serve as the roadmap for IDEA reauthorization.

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May 28, 2010

Under Secretary Kanter to be Keynote Speaker at Merced College 2010 Commencement

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will deliver the commencement address at Merced College on Friday, May 28, at 7:45 p.m. PT on the school's campus in Merced, Calif. Her remarks will celebrate the importance of their achievements, often as the first member of a family to complete college, and speak to the responsibility of Merced graduates to help others follow in their footsteps.

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May 26, 2010

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Media advisories prior to May 27, 2010 are at http://www2.ed.gov/news/events/advisory.html.

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